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Made by a college student for fellow college students. (Or for people with low budgets looking for good meals)

If you want to spice up your typical ramen noodle diet, this blog is for you. :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fish Pasta and Easy Mac 'N Cheese

This fish dish was once again made by Robert. I simply made the mac 'n cheese and the pasta. Robert deserves all the credit for not only making this dinner but for inventing it as well.

I would also like to give thanks to my MaMaw for the beautiful plate pictured below and in the upcoming posts. She thought I should spice up my blog with colorful plates instead of using bland whites ones all the time. They are from Target and contrary to their pottery-like looks, they are plastic and "unbreakable". I put that in quotations because me being me, have been able to break several "unbreakable" plates and bowls so only time will tell if the plate will live up to its name.

This is actually last nights dinner. I was in a rush to get to work and didn't have time to post this beforehand. The dinner is a delicious fish pasta, mac 'n cheese and teriyaki vegetables. Again, Robert deserves the credit and the tilapia used in the pasta is the best fish he has made yet. :)

Fish Pasta
-Tilapia filets (we used 2)
-Knorr Pasta Sides Butter & Herb
-Garlic Salt
-Lemon Juice
-Pam or other nonstick cooking spray

Mac 'N Cheese
-Elbow Macaroni
-Velveeta Cheese

Green Giant Teriyaki Vegetables

This fish is made the exact same way as it was in my first post, so if you need instructions refer to (Robert's) Easy Tilapia.

Cook the fish using the pan, garlic salt, and lemon juice. Meanwhile boil water in 2 3 quart saucepans; one for the maraconi and one for the butter and herb pasta.

Once the water boils add the Knorr side to one of the saucepans and follow the intructions given. In the other pot add the elbow macaroni. Once it is cooked, drain the water and replace the macaroni in the saucepan. 

Meanwhile, chop up the velveeta cheese into cubes. Once the water is drained, reduce the heat to low and add the cheese cubes, constantly stirring until completely melted. 

Chop up the fish in the pan. You can just leave it whole and eat it with the pasta but we chopped it up into fine peices and added it directly into the pasta itself. This allowed us to conserve the fish filets. 

This is what the pasta will look like after the pasta is fully cooked and the fish is added.

Bona petit! It is absolutely delicious and very fulfilling. I hope you enjoy it just as much as we do!

Although we specifically used Knorr Sides, there are many variations you can use. You can just make rotini or speghetti noodles and add the fish to that. You could also add some alfredo sauce to that and make a whole new dish. Let me know if you need or want any ideas! I have plenty :)

If you do decide to use Knorr Sides there is a Butter & Herb Rice dish along with other noodle/rice variations if you would prefer one of those instead.

Also keep in mind there are several store brand names of side pasta/rice items if you would prefer those instead.

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