Sweet pea and pesto pasta salad? Yes, please! Photo by Aimee Broussard.

Celebrate National Mac and Cheese Day with a homemade pasta dish

This Sunday, July 14, is National Mac and Cheese Day–truly a holiday we can get behind, regardless of the calories. Pairing layers of cheese with our favorite carb, what could be better? However, the beauty of pasta is that it can be reimagined countless ways, each more delicious than the next. From noodle shape to sauce combinations, the best dishes are the ones we make ourselves.

We’re declaring this weekend calorie-free, and celebrating with one of these simple pasta dishes from Aimee Broussard’s Aimee’s Pretty Palate archive. See all the recipes here.

How do you take your pasta? Tag us on Instagram or Facebook, or let us know in the comments below.