3 Things to Make With…Macaroni
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You almost can’t even think “macaroni” without going on to fill in the blanks — “and cheese.” Those tubular little elbows have become practically synonymous with the signature comfort-food dish, a sure-fire crowd-pleaser. Unless you’re one of those kids who derives her primary sustenance from mac-and-cheese (and trust us, we know plenty of them—just ask their exasperated parents), it’s primarily a cold-weather meal. But there are all sorts of summery ways you can use macaroni, from a delicious side dish that you can tweak to use fresh seasonal tomatoes (and which does, in fact, feature cheddar, too), to a no-bake tuna casserole perfect for those hot summer evenings.
A delicious side that would be great at any backyard cookout, this cheesy dish features the sweet burst of tomatoes. To use fresh tomatoes instead of canned, just coarsely chop 1–2 medium-to-large ripe garden tomatoes.
This fresh and creamy stove-top tuna-noodle “casserole” can be made in just 20 minutes, and you can forget about turning on the oven.
The baby shrimp in this salad are a lighter alternative to cooked ham. Serve it as a side or with a green salad for lunch or even a light dinner.
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