Macaroni and Cheese Arrabiata

“Arrabiata means a hot, spicy dish with tomatoes. My boys love this dish and you can adjust just how spicy you like it. Good for those crisp fall evenings. I got this recipe out of our newspaper a long time ago.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in boiling, salted water until al dente.
  2. In a medum skillet heat olive oil.
  3. Saute garlic until golden.
  4. Add the tomatoes and the peppers.
  5. Simmer uncovered over medium heat for 5 minutes, until tomatoes are almost mushy.
  6. Stir in olives and basil and set aside.
  7. Melt butter in heavy saucepan.
  8. Stir in flour.
  9. Cook and whisk over medium heat for l minute.
  10. Add milk all at once, whisking until smooth.
  11. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  12. Stir in fontina and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and remove from heat.
  13. Stir until cheese melts.
  14. Add salt to taste.
  15. Stir in tomato mixture and stir well.
  16. Drain macaroni.
  17. Return to pasta pot and shake until all moisture evaporates.
  18. Add sauce, sirring well to coat all the pasta.
  19. Pour into a 9 by 13 inch baking pan.
  20. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan chees.
  21. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

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