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Tara McConnell’s Baked Maccaroni and Cheese with Temp-Tations Ovenware

baked macaroni and cheese

This past week, I was asked to purchase the Temp-Tations Ovenware and try using it to prepare a recipe.  This ovenware is actually found on QVC, one of my favorite places to purchase kitchen items.  To find my complete shopping trip and look through what I was browsing on the site, head over to my Google + album.

temp-tations ovenware

I spent a while browsing the QVC website to find the perfect set of Temp-Tation Ovenware.  I landed on this beautiful green set, Temp-tations Old World Rustico, that will go perfectly in our kitchen when we update it.  We are planning to use creams and neutrals then accents in green.


My product arrived quickly and safely, next thing I needed to find a recipe to use them with.

temp-tations ovenware

Another benefit of the QVC website are the recipes by Tara McConnell.  They are specifically written using this ovenware, so it is very simple to cook with it.

baked macaroni and cheese

I decided to try the Baked Macaroni and Cheese to go with our pork chop dinner.  The only thing I found to be a bit saddening was that the recipe said to use a 2qt dish and I only have 3 qt, so I went ahead and used the 3qt.  It seemed to work out just fine for us.

The recipe itself is very simple and uses basic ingredients.  I did use Tinkyada gluten free pasta in my baked macaroni, it worked out just as well as the regular pasta.  It did take a while to bake, a little over an hour; however, it was very simple to prepare.  I would say the prep time was just about 5 minutes or less.  Once it’s out of the oven and ready to serve, you can keep it in the ovenware and put it right on the table.

baked macaroni and cheese

baked macaroni and cheese

We set our table and used the smaller ovenware for our veggies.  The macaroni paired perfectly with some honey glazed pork chops!  My husband was eager to dig in after a long day at work.

baked macaroni and cheese

Then, once dinner was over, clean up was simple because the set comes with lids as well!  We popped a lid on the leftovers and put it in the fridge!  Easy, just the way I like it!

baked macaroni and cheese

Now, are you hungry for that baked Macaroni and Cheese yet?  Here is the delicious recipe!


I hope you enjoy this delicious side dish!

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  1. Looks great I love this set, I may have to pick it up! I also LOVE QVC!

  2. Those are super cute, love the color!!! And how awesome they come with lids! {I’m a big fan of nice cookware that comes with lids, no need for foil or plastic wrap}

  3. The mac n cheese looks delicious and the ovenware is so cute!

  4. Mmmmm!!! That mac n cheese looks AMAZING! I love the set you got, that green is adorable!

  5. I’ve never seen these before…such a pretty design. Mac & cheese looks scrumptious too!

  6. Wow! I want those containers!

  7. Really nice looking set. I love that there is a lid for it and you can just store the left overs right in the same dish.

  8. I received a set of Temp-tations as a wedding gift last year and I absolutely love it!! I use the big dish at least 3 times a week!! Cant wait to try your Mac and Cheese and use my dish!!

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