MAIN Blistered Tomato Mac 'n Cheese




Yield 8-10 servings

Using Barilla's new One Pot Pasta and a simple Roux Recipe, this is a fantastic homemade mac 'n cheese option for a busy night or for the novice cook.  Our recipe is packed full of easy steps to help bring a quick meal together beautifully and teach higher level cooking skills in under 10 minutes.  Watch this video to see how easy this recipe comes together!

Here's the link to our original post on this recipe.

For your reference: a roux is a mixture of melted butter/oil and flour (equal parts typically) that is used as a thickening agent for soups, a sauce starter (for gravy and bechamel -cheese sauce-) and it is dominant in French and Cajun cooking.  


1 pkg Barilla One Pot Elbow Macaroni or Penne (or a Barilla Gluten Free option)

3 cups water

4 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 small yellow onion, minced

1/2 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour

2-3 cups milk

2 cups any cheese you liked, grated or cubed

1/2-1 small can fire-roasted tomatoes

salt & pepper, to taste



*If you can't find Barilla pasta, simple choose any macaroni-style pasta you like and cook according to package instructions.

Courses dinner, side

Cuisine American

Recipe by Vie at