The indulgent dishes in this collection of 15 Tempting Recipes That'll Make You Crave Macaroni will delight the pasta fans in your life over and over again. While we often think of macaroni solely as elbows the truth is pasta, or "macaroni" comes in a plethora of shapes and sizes that we all know and love. Shapes such as straight noodles, shells, twisted elbows, rotini, tubular with or without ridges and many many more. When cooking pasta it's important to remember to salt the cooking water adequately to add the first layer of flavor. Secondly, follow the instructions closely to avoid over cooking the pasta and making it mushy. This is particularly important when using macaroni as an ingredient in a casserole or dish that will be cooked further.
It's no secret we Southerners are known for our love affair with dreamy gooey macaroni and cheese and I had to kick off this list with one of the many versions I have in the recipe index here on my website. No special meal or potluck celebration would be complete without it but, our love of pasta goes far beyond elbows. Prepare to drool as you scroll through the recipe pictures and click the title link to go directly to the ones you'd like to try.