Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mac and Cheese Soup

Can I just tell you how much I loved this soup....LOVE. It was also
a bonus that all of my picky kiddos loved it too. I'm also loving my
my new camera and have been having so much fun taking cool pics
of food and kids. Don't you love the heart baguette with tomatoes
on top? Remember you eat with your eyes first!! Enjoy!

Mac and Cheese Soup

1 cup of elbow macaroni
cooking spray
2 tomatoes, sliced
4 baguette slices
salt and pepper
pinch of cayenne
3 shallots
1 carrot, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 celery stalk, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 1/4 cups milk
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1) Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to
450 degrees. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil.
Add the macaroni and cook as directed on box.
2) Mist a baking sheet with cooking spray and arrange the tomato
and baguette slices on it in a single layer, season with salt and pepper.
Bake until bread is golden, about 7 minutes.
3) Mince the shallots, carrots and celery in a food processor. Place
butter in a saucepan and cook vegetables until tender. Add flour and
cook, stirring 2 minutes. Gradually stir in the broth and bring to a boil
cook, stirring, until thickened 6 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat.
4) Add the milk, cheeses, spices and stir until cheeses are melted.
Season with salt and pepper. Top with toasts and tomatoes.
" Note, I doubled this recipe" Food Network.

39 comments:

  1. Hey Val!

    Looks like another winner! I think my kids would gobble this up! Love the heart shaped baguette! xoxo

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  2. yum yum yum - I want!! I will definitely be trying this!

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  3. Oh my gosh! You need to be a chef. Or write a book, one of the two :) HUGS

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  4. Oh my, this looks SO yummy!
    Great on a super cold day like today here in
    Tulsa!

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  5. 2 of my favorite things! and it looks so pretty and valentines{ish}~

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  6. It sound wonderful and I love how you displayed it here! :D

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  7. YUM! that looks delicious- the heart with the tomatoes is too cute for words! thanks for sharing val!

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  8. We are in the middle of a horrible snow and ice storm. Mac-n-cheese would go over big here. Great recipe!!

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  9. the picture is perfect!! love that toast. this soup sounds like a winner, thanks for posting :)

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  10. This would be a total hit in our casa.. I'll have to give it a whirl for sure. Oh, and I love the Valentine heart! ;)

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  11. Oh Val, another sinful dish! This is right up my family's picky alley. Thank you....

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  12. Another one I MUST try!! You are full of good ideas! (I tried your Italian hoagie dip and loved it!)

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  13. Made your Valentine Bark today and posted about it. Thanks for the idea. You always have such good ideas.

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  14. That recipe sounds so good, and so perfect for the weather we're having here. Great picture!

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  15. Val, this soup looks so delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by my site and turning me on to yours. I love your decorating, food and fashion sense! Looking forward to seeing more! :)

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  16. I am saving this recipe. It looks so good! David will love you for this one. :)

    Thanks!!
    Candace

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  17. yum yum yum!!! we would all eat this up in two seconds! Gonna have to add this to my list!

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  18. I love this idea - never heard of Mac and Cheese soup but I know we would love it.

    Thanks for the fun idea. AND yes - I do love the little heart baguettes with tomatoes - awesome presentation!

    Susan www.ugogrrl.com

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  19. Hi Val! Thank's for visiting my blog! This dish looks amazing and soooo cute!! how could you not love that!

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  20. OH MY WORD SOUP and MAC HEAVEN!!! I will shopping for the ingredients tomorrow thank you very much!!!

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  21. I agree, well plated and thout out presentation really draw me in. This looks fantastic

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  22. Well, if your picky kids ate it maybe mine will to? :) Definitely a must try!

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  23. Your photos are amazing!! I love the presentation! And the soup sounds delish too. You are SO creative. xo

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  24. Mac and cheese soup sounds so interesting! Just a thinner white sauce, I imagine? I can't wait to try this! Mac n cheese and soup are probably my two favorite foods, so how I can I go wrong with this recipe?

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  25. Yummy! Looks and sounds delicious!

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  26. I just shake my head in wonder of how fantastic you are. That photo is amazing! My kids would eat this in a heartbeat.
    xo,
    abby

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  27. Are you kidding!!??! I are amazing. I want to just eat this picture. Keep them coming, KEEP THEM COMING!!!

    :)

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  28. "YOU" are amazing....too excited i guess....:)

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  29. This looks delish! Cheese soup? done! I'm hooked! =)

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  30. genious! glad it pleased everyone :)

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  31. what an incredible soup, and your pics are adorable!!

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  32. OMG yum. I need this in my life!! I need you in my life to come cook for me everyday!! :)

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  33. OH my goodness....that looks so delicious:)
    ps....i'm glad you love your necklace!!! Makes me super happy:)

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  34. I must try this! Mac n' cheese in soup version-genius! Love your photo styling too:)

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  35. Sounds tasty - and that photo makes it look delightful!
    : )

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  36. sounds great!!! I love soup so much,really I could eat soup everyday and have been this way since I was little.
    Hey FYI tidymom is having soup week with a linky on feb 15th, you should link this one up :)

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  37. OMGOODNESS!!!! This looks and sounds delish! The tomatoes made to look like a heart are just darling! LOVE it! TFS!

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