Caprese Mac and Cheese

Ready in 35 Minutes  |  Print Instructions

For the best experience, please skim through the steps before you start cooking. 

Unpack Your Kit Ingredients

whole wheat elbow pasta
unsalted butter
whole wheat flour
skim milk (Good Natured Family Farms)
garlic salt
basil pesto
local pasta sauce (Cascone's)
chopped tomatoes
mozzarella cheese (Jisa's Farmstead Cheese)
cheddar cheese (Jisa's Farmstead Cheese)
parmesan cheese

Grab Your Cookware and Staples

large baking dish
medium saucepan
non-stick spray

Step 1: Boil the Pasta

PREHEAT the oven to 350 degrees.

BOIL 6 cups water over high heat in a large saucepan.

COOK the elbow pasta until al dente, about 8 minutes.

DRAIN the pasta and set aside. 

Step 2: Make a Roux

MELT butter in the same saucepan over medium heat.

WHISK in the flour to make a roux. (This will thicken the sauce.)

ADD the milk according to the number of servings in your dinner kit:

  - 2 Servings: 1/2 cup milk
  - 4 Servings: 1 cup milk (full pouch)
  - 6 Servings: 1-1/2 cups milk

WHISK until the mixture begins to thicken.

Step 3: Mix the Sauce and Pasta

STIR in the cheddar cheese until melted.

STIR in the pesto.

SEASON to taste with garlic salt.

ADD the cooked pasta and stir to combine. 

Step 4: Layer the Pasta

SPRAY the baking dish with non-stick spray.

POUR the pasta sauce in the bottom of the baking dish.

LAYER half the mozzarella cheese, half the tomatoes and half the pasta mixture. 

REPEAT these layers. 

SPRINKLE with parmesan cheese.

Step 5: Bake and Serve

BAKE for 20 minutes or until heated through.

SERVE and enjoy.


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Good Food for Real People

At Happy Food Co., we source our ingredients from the finest local and regional suppliers so you can feel great about what you’re putting on the table.

We know that eating well is important to you, and we’re delighted to be part of your evening dinner. Hope you enjoy this meal as much as we loved designing it for you.

— Chef K


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