Pesto Mac & Cheese

Sometimes, the best things happen spontaneously.This recipe was spontaneous.

Gloriously, fabulously and deliciously spontaneous.

You will want to make it. Over and over again. And you’ll want to make extra … so when your kids are scrambling to get ready for school in the morning and you have nothing for their lunch, you can simply grab the gorgeous little left-over container of Pesto Mac & Cheese and pop it in their lunch bag. Because you ~ are a genius.

Pesto Mac & Cheese

12 oz. mini bow tie pasta * 1 cup fresh pesto * 1 ball fresh mozzarella (cubed) * freshly grated Parmesan * salt to taste

Prepare pasta in salted water ~ al dente. On cook top ~ gently heat pesto and mozzarella. When things seem nearly mixy-moo ~ add pasta. (Note: It will be gooey. Like you’re making rice krispie treats. This is a good sign.)ย  Scoop into little bowls and sprinkle with fresh parm.

Be warned: One recipe of this delicious spontaneity will not last. Might try doubling or tripling. And it’s just as terrific chilled.

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.ย 

~Luciano Pavarotti