Homemade Mac & Cheese with Traditional Trecce

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Traditional Trecce, cooked al dente (about 7-9 minutes)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 3 cups Milk
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. Flour
  • 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 pinch Paprika

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. In saucepan, melt 1/4 cup Butter over medium heat. Stir in flour to make roux.
  3. Add Milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly until thickened.
  4. Stir in Cheeses and cook over low heat until melted and sauce is slightly thickened.
  5. Place Trecce in large casserole dish and pour sauce over it. Stir well.
  6. Melt 2 tbsp. Butter in skillet over medium heat. Add Bread Crumbs and brown. Spread over Pasta and Cheese to cover and sprinkle with Paprika.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes and serve hot.

Habanero Fettuccine in Creamy Habanero Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. of Hot Habanero Fettuccine, cooked al dente in salted water (8-10 minutes)
  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Butter
  • 1 Shallot, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 dried Habanero Pepper (optional)
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 large Tomato, diced
  • 2 tbsp. All-purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

Directions:

  1. Melt Butter with Olive Oil in skillet over medium heat. Add Shallots, Garlic, and Habanero Pepper and cook until lightly browned.
  2. Pour Cream into separate saucepan and bring to simmer over medium heat.
  3. Stir in ingredients from skillet, along with diced Tomatoes. Mix in Flour and Black Pepper and simmer until thickened, about 7-8 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Stir in Parmesan Cheese and remove from heat.
  5. Allow sauce to cool for several minutes before serving over Hot Habanero Fettuccine.