This is a very nice mac-n-cheese recipe, and you've gotta love comfort food that you can put together quickly with ingredients that are always on hand! So much better than a boxed mix and really not much more effort than that. I topped mine with a little smoked paprika and really enjoyed - thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for Spring Pick-A-Chef 2013
At first bite I didn't think I was going to appreciate the flavor of this since it is so different in taste from normal Mac & Cheese recipes. I used the basil and it definitely gave the macaroni a different but nice flavor. I didn't think it was as cheesy as most of the casseroles, but actually was good. I think the milk diluted the cheese a bit but after eating more of it, I realized the cheese flavor was there, it was just more delicate as if it had been made with an alfredo sauce. I'm giving it 4 stars because I liked it afterall and am about to have a small second helping. BTW, I baked it at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes instead of on top of the stove. Made for PAC Spring 2013.