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Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese

Summer is coming to a close, school is about to begin, and a cool breeze is lingering in the air. That can only mean one thing… it’s Mac & Cheese season! Yes, as vacations end and the real life grind resumes, you’re going to need some delicious, simple meals up your sleeve. I have just the recipe to shake off that summertime sadness, Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese. Oh yeah! With the help of DaVinci® Rotini, this meal is easy to create and will certainly put a smile on everyone’s faces. Let’s get cooking!

Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese

If you’ve ever looked up a skillet mac & cheese recipe, then you know that they are often complicated. Most call for at least an hour of prep and cook time before it’s even ready to be served, let alone the army of pots and pans they require you to use. I’ve revamped the traditional recipe, taken it down to its delicious basics, and drastically reduced your post-dinner dishwashing load. Hey, I am a working mom… efficiency is my best friend! Let’s walk through the recipe together. Preheat the oven to 400F. Then bring 2 quarts of water to a boil and cook ½ pound of DaVinci® Rotini pasta for 9 minutes. Drain and set aside.

DaVinci Signature Rotini Pasta
Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese

DaVinci® pastas are a great staple to keep in your pantry. Made with 100% durum wheat semolina, the quality and flavor are perfect. Plus, DaVinci® pasta comes in 50 varieties that are all made in Italy, so you know that it’s authentic pasta. Okay, back to the recipe… in a skillet, combine 2 tablespoons of butter, ½ cup of bacon pieces, ½ of a yellow onion (diced), and 1 tablespoon of fresh oregano. Heat on medium until the butter is melted and the onions are tender.

Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese

Turn off the heat and mix in ½ cup of whole milk.

Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese

Then thoroughly mix in ¼ cup of each cheese.

Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese
Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese

Add the drained DaVinci® Rotini Pasta to the skillet and gently mix with the ingredients.

Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese

Make sure the mixed pasta is spread evenly throughout the skillet. Then sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of each cheese on top and place in the oven. Bake for approximately 15 minutes.

Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese

Remove, let cool slightly, and serve hot. Enjoy!

Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese
Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese
Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese
Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese
Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese
Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese

There you have it! A simple and delicious skillet mac & cheese that the whole family will love. Make sure to pick up DaVinci® pasta at your local Tops market. If you want more unique pasta recipes, you’ll definitely want to check out DaVinci®’s Facebook page here. Plus, the brand is giving a few lucky people the chance to win a year supply of pasta (what?!), a grocery gift card, cooking accessories, and more… you’re definitely going to want to enter the sweepstakes here. So tell me, who’s going to be trying out this mac & cheese recipe?

Thank you DaVinici® for sponsoring this scrumptious post and letting me loose on your lovely pastas! All opinions were my own.

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14 Comments

  1. Calvin says:

    I rarely use rotini, definitely think this is a nice texture to the recipe

  2. Maureen says:

    Stunning.
    This looks like my family would be devouring this in no time flat.
    They all love mac & cheese but to kick it up wit the bacon and being homemade all the better.

  3. Tracie Cooper says:

    I would to make this for my next family get together. My family would love this dish.

  4. Carolyn D says:

    The Rotini mac & cheese sounds delicious with the different blends of cheese and bacon in the mix.

  5. Melinda Mattox says:

    Thanks for sharing this delicious looking skillet rotini macaroni and cheese !
    Looks like a wonderful recipe to keep you warm on a chilly night.

  6. Antoinette M says:

    Delicious! We love mac & cheese!

  7. Chrystal D says:

    That looks so yummy! I’d have to have some garlic in mine, though! Gotta keep the vampires away, ya know! 🙂

  8. Wat a great recipe. Looks delicious.

  9. Yum! It is Mac & cheese season. We just did a version last night with sautéed veggies. It was awesome! This looks delicious. I like the idea of rotini for Mac & cheese- I think it would pick up lots of cheese well.

  10. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    This sounds so good—perfect for a week night dinner.

  11. Sheila Ressel says:

    Mac and cheese is my ultimate comfort food. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  12. Dana Rodriguez says:

    This looks so delicious. We love mac and cheese so I am going to give this a try!

  13. Melissa Storms says:

    This looks delicious, thanks for posting it and the link to the sweeps, I entered. I looove your pan.

  14. mami2jcn says:

    My son would love this…he’s a big mac and cheese fan.

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