Pasta & Sauces
There isn’t a pantry staple more versatile than a box of elbow macaroni for meals that are easy, filling and budget-friendly.
My husband enjoys my version of this dish so much, he doesn’t order pasta fagioli soup at restaurants anymore. It’s so easy to make, and yet it’s as hearty enough to make a full dinner. —Brenda Thomas, Springfield, Missouri
A friend brought me a big casserole of mac and cheese along with the recipe many years ago after I had had knee surgery. Over the years, I fiddled with the recipe. Most recently, adding jalapenos at the request of my son. What an awesome spicy twist! —Teresa Gustafson, Elkton, Maryland
This cheesy casserole uses several of my family’s favorite ingredients, including macaroni, kidney beans, tomatoes and cheese. Just add a leafy salad for a complete meal. —Marlene Wilson, Rolla, North Dakota