Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Tomato Sauce

Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 40 minutes


  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1 cup bottled tomato sauce
  • 1 ½ cups cream
  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup shredded gouda cheese
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheeseNote: you can add fontina, muenster, or any mild cheese that you have on hand, but the gouda cheese is what makes this taste best
  • 2 tablespoons butter for putting on top of pasta before baking


  1. Cook pasta in a large soup pot, adding 1 teaspoon of salt to the water. For the penne, allow 11 minutes to reach the “al dente” stage. Drain and put aside.
  2. Mix all other ingredients, except butter, in a large bowl and add the cooked pasta.Snow Day Meals and Treats
  3. Put the mixture into a baking dish and dot with small pieces of butter.Snow Day Meals and Treats
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, until top is brown.Snow Day Meals and Treats
  5. Serve.Snow Day Meals and Treats

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