Copycat Recipe for Betty Crocker Noodles Romanoff
Betty Crocker Box Side Dish Noodles Romanoff Recipe Found!
Does anyone else remember this great boxed side dish that dissapeared in the 80's? I Found this recipe the other day and think I'll give it a try.
All the other supposed copycat recipes I've seen are missing the orange glow that the Betty Crocker original had and this recipe has it because it includes one envelope of the Kraft Blue Box Mac & Cheese in addition to the sour cream, garlic & onion flavors.
Why didn't I think of stealing the packet out of a box and add it in myself.
The key to success here is the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese day-glo yellow powder. Without it, you will never approach the original.
One package egg noodles (about 1 lb.)
1 cup sour cream (use full fat)
2 T butter, melted
1 medium onion, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, crushed or chopped finely
3/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano (okay, so I'm a cheese snob, except for):
1 package day-glo cheddar cheese powder from a box of Kraft Macaroni 'n' Cheese
1/2 cup chopped parsley
Cracked pepper to taste
Directions: Cook the noodles to al dente. While cooking noodles, sauté the onion and garlic in butter in large saucepan. Add parsley at the last minute; remove from heat. When noodles are a hair away from being done, drain but retain residual pasta water (don't wring them dry).
Put the hot noodles into the saucepan, then add the sour cream, and the Kraft day-glo orange powder and half the Reggiano. Mix very well with the cooked onions, garlic and parsley. The result should be a pleasingly creamy deep yellow-orange like the original. Add the pepper. Serve in individual bowls with the rest of the parmesan.