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This is my go to dish. It's so easy to make and beyond tasty. I made this for a Halloween party and it got gobbled right up!
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Step 1: Ingrediants

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3.5 Ounces Pesto
2 Cups Elbow Mac
1 Bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Step 2: Boil

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Cook the elbow mac until al dente. Drain and either place back in pot or in a serving container.

Step 3: Mix it up

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Mix in pesto and bag of shredded mozzarella. You can either serve it hot or put it in the fridge for a couple of hours and serve it cold.

Step 4: Variations

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- Use Rotini Noodles instead of elbow mac. The pesto and cheese stick in the curls of the noodles.
- Boil a can of green beans, drain and add to the mix.
- Boil a can of black olives, drain and add to the mix.
- They make different flavors of pesto. I like original best for this recipe but sometimes it's good to switch it up.
- Use a different flavor of shredded cheese. Four cheese Mexican is what is used in this variation photo.
carebear791 year ago

You're a genius, this is beautiful. I could gain so much weight making this my breakfast lunch & dinner. Thanks! [I think]

The Gingham Ginger (author)  carebear791 year ago
Lol. Thanks so much. I use to make this once a week. And it would last a couple days. I'm surprised I didn't gain weight from it.
You've got a better metabolism than me if you didn't gain weight from it :) If you have any other awesomely easy recipes let me know! Thanks again
carebear791 year ago

Hi I was just wondering, can't wait to try your pasta but maybe cos I'm Australian & I'm not sure what your standard bag is? Is that like 300 grams of cheese maybe? Thanks!

The Gingham Ginger (author)  carebear791 year ago

Sorry it took me so long to respond. I just forgot about it. Opps. So a bag of cheese is 8 ounces or 226 grams. another you thing you could do is use mozzarella balls. But then it isn't covered in cheese.

Yum! I love a cheesy pasta!
Me two! Mmmmmmmm CHEESE!