Recession Eats: Gorgonzola ‘Mac and Cheese’

Trader Joe’s 99-cent boxed mac and cheese is a good deal for lean times, but fresh is always better. Gorgonzola is surprisingly cheap, and this is both a quick and satisfying dish that makes 3-4 meals for about $5.

All ingredients from Trader Joe’s:

  • 1 Wedge of gorgonzola ($2 or less)
  • 1 Package of bowtie pasta ($.99)
  • 1 Box of grape tomatoes (~$2)
  • Olive oil, salt and peper to taste

Cook the pasta and drain it.  Coarsely grate about a cup of gorgonzola.  Dice about a cup and a half of tomatoes.  Combine with pasta immediately after draining for a melted cheese texture, or wait until the pasta cools for a crumbly cheese texture.  Add a dash of olive oil, salt and pepper, and mix until the pasta is coated.

Easy and YUM!


2 responses to “Recession Eats: Gorgonzola ‘Mac and Cheese’

  1. YUM! That sounds so good. I miss TJ’s soooo much… we don’t have one within 3 hours anymore! Wegmans is awesome, but I miss the cheap fresh flowers and all my frozen favorites. Sigh.

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