This delicious recipe makes the most of early spring vegetables that you can easily pick up at the Farmers Market by this time of year! It combines fresh, vibrant spring-time vegetables with comforting and fulfilling lasagna for the perfect family dinner inspiration.
If you regularly shop at a farmers market, you will notice that most of these ingredients will be among the earliest fresh local produce to hit the shelves, so make the most of those fresh flavors and local growing season.
I know cannelloni is usually just spinach and ricotta, but I love a more robust filling in pasta, so this worked out nicely! Admittedly, the filling was not the easiest to stuff into the shells, but it was worth it in the end.
Why use processed and packaged mac and cheese when it is so easy to DIY cheese sauce and just throw in whatever pasta you have in the cupboard? The recipe below begins by walking you through how to make cheese sauce, and ends with a dish of the best ever mac and cheese.
Let me know which combo of optional ingredients you love! My favorite combination of optional add-ins is almost a tie between beer-sauteed onion with diced cooked bacon or beer-sauteed onion with blue cheese. If I have left over blue cheese that needs to be eaten, I will always throw it in to add a sharp delicious tang to my mac and cheese.