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Runaroni and Cheese (+ Giveaway)

by Meghann on December 10, 2012

Do you know what’s better than a big bowl of pasta before a big race? A big bowl of pasta shaped like runners and running shoes.

Introducing “Runaroni” from your friends at Brooks, where “Run Happy” and “Carb Happy” collide!


How awesome is this?!


Reason why I am a marketer’s dream: I’m not even a huge fan of pasta, but as soon as I saw the Brooks Facebook page post about their “Runaroni” handouts at the Chicago marathon last October, I instantly wanted it. The pasta was part of Brooks new Carb Happy, Run Happy-themed race expo booth that is now making its way to different race expos around the country.


You’ve got shoes and you’ve got carbs – what more does a runner need?

Brooks took notice of my mini freak out of the Runaroni picture (there were a lot of exclamation points involved in my excitement) and sent me a package of the Runaroni as part of the ambassador program with the challenge of making something fabulous with it.


First thing that came to mind?

Runaroni and Cheese!!


I quickly googled “healthy macaroni and cheese recipe” to make sure I nailed the mac and cheese baseline of this dish. Ellie Krieger’s Macaroni and 4 Cheeses won me over in the search results. I had all the ingredients on hand, and I appreciated the addition of the squash to the sauce to lighten it up a bit.


I used Ellie’s recipe as a base, but made a few changes:

  • I halved everything. The initial recipe made enough to feed an army; I just needed enough to feed the two of us and not leave us with a month’s worth of leftovers. Even after halving the recipe, more than half the dish is still remained.
  • This was a two cheese dish, not four. I had cheddar and ricotta on hand, so that’s what I used.
  • I added sumer squash and ham to bulk the mac and cheese up a bit.



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I also added an additional 5 minutes to the prescribed baking time and added green onion to the top when everything was done.


The final results:


I tried really hard to find a cooked running man or shoe shaped pasta to put on display, but the shapes were sort of deformed after the cooking process.


The dish was delicious. The addition of the butternut squash prevented the mac and cheese from being too rich or cheesy and gave it a nice balance of flavor.. I’m also happy I added veggies and ham, they gave the meal some much needed staying power. Without the veggies and meat, the pasta wouldn’t have been enough on its own.

This might be too heavy of a dish to eat before a big race, but I’d say the night before a 4 mile run was just right. I just wish the shapes would have kept their shape through the cooking process. πŸ™‚

Runaroni Giveaway

Have a big race coming up and need some inspiration in the form of pasta in the shape of running shoes? Need a good gift for that special runner in your life? Just like pasta? Well… look no further – I’m your girl.


Brooks has given me one package of Runaroni to give away to a lucky reader. I think this pasta is just plain fun and worth putting on display at any runner’s kitchen (or eating for luck before a big a race!).

To enter to win the package of Runaroni, just leave a comment below with what you would do with the Runaroni (art project? soup? I mean, it is macaroni x-mas ornament season after all! ;)).

You have until Wednesday at 8:00am to enter, this is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

1 Christine @ BookishlyB December 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm

I’d probably make mac and cheese too- good shape for that type of pasta! Or maybe a pasta salad?
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2 Rebecca December 10, 2012 at 11:07 pm

I like the soup idea. I feel like if there is any chance if seeing the cute running shapes while eating then maybe floating in broth is it. Plus it’s cold and snowy here so soup is always a good choice.

3 Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel December 10, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I would def. make my chicken pesto pasta salad! it would fit in so nicely! eep!

4 Jeri December 10, 2012 at 11:19 pm

I would eat it the night before my first half next month–gotta get in the spirit! I’m thinking a simple basil marinara sauce

5 jessica December 10, 2012 at 11:22 pm

So cute! I would give them to my boyfriend, the best runner in my house πŸ™‚

6 Eliana December 10, 2012 at 11:28 pm

I love these Runaroni! I plan on making mac and cheese using cheddar, and a mix of veggies – corn, peppers, carrots and broccoli!

7 Nikki December 10, 2012 at 11:36 pm

That dish looks delicious! I would definitely cook it up with tons of veggies but maybe a marinara sauce. I’ve also discovered the magic nutritional yeast which has come very close to satisfying my cheese cravings, without the upset belly.

8 Daya December 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Give to my kindergarten students to make patterns in the pattern center!

9 Pooja Parikh December 10, 2012 at 11:41 pm

I actually found a vegan mac ‘n cheese recipe I’ve been wanting to try out (I have a dairy allergy) and the “runaroni” would be perfect for that! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
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10 tiffany December 10, 2012 at 11:56 pm

ah i really want to try my hand at making a sauce with pureed veggies, beans, and herbs! it seems like these shapes would soak it up better than long noodles.

11 Kelley December 11, 2012 at 12:05 am

Awesome!!! What a great idea! I LOVE pasta. Maybe this runaroni will give me motivation to get back out running again since having my baby! My 6-month old is eating food now and I think this would be SO fun for her! Mmmm!
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12 Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted December 11, 2012 at 12:10 am

Mmm, southwest pasta salad!!!
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13 Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin December 11, 2012 at 12:14 am

That pasta is so cool!! If I won the package of Runaroni, I would make mac n cheese for when my two little cousins come visit me over the holidays! All kids love mac n cheese πŸ™‚

14 amy December 11, 2012 at 12:18 am

I’m upping my mileage before I get into marathon training mode, so I’m going to be needing more carbs. I would make pasta with tomato meat sauce or maybe mac n cheese. I’ve always thought it would be fun to make homemade mac n cheese, but I never eat mac n cheese. I thought I hated it growing up, so it’s not something I ever crave.

15 melanie December 11, 2012 at 12:20 am

definitely mac and cheese. I’d use it as motivation to get myself to run!

16 Chuck December 11, 2012 at 12:21 am

Thats the coolest macaroni ever!!

17 Floey December 11, 2012 at 2:42 am

macaroni salad!

18 Lindsey December 11, 2012 at 2:46 am

I would use the pasta to make a tuna casserole!

19 MB December 11, 2012 at 5:13 am

perfect for carb loading

20 Carol December 11, 2012 at 5:23 am

My kids would love it

21 Kaitlyn December 11, 2012 at 5:35 am

I would probably keep it as is for a while just to look at is (i LOVE the shapes!)….and save it for a pre-race meal!!

22 Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution December 11, 2012 at 5:50 am

I would serve this before a race to a friend who I’m running with!
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23 the 3volution of j3nn December 11, 2012 at 6:10 am

That’s too cute! And looks deeeelish. I like the added ham and squash. Yum!

24 Michelle December 11, 2012 at 6:19 am

I would make some kind of pasta salad with it!
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25 sarahf December 11, 2012 at 6:54 am

I’d make my trademark spinach-tomato pasta with mozzarella. I would then have a marathon themed evening, because I don’t think my friends have heard enough about my first marathon yet! ;P

26 Heather December 11, 2012 at 7:01 am

I would use it to make a pasta salad!

27 Caroline December 11, 2012 at 7:06 am

I have a good friend who would absolutely adore this!

28 Cori December 11, 2012 at 7:15 am

I would serve it with my mom’s homemade red sauce. Yum!

29 Holly December 11, 2012 at 7:18 am

Looks too cute to eat but I would try finding a unique recipe on Pinterest to try with these.

30 Sara @ fitcupcaker December 11, 2012 at 7:30 am

No way that is so cool! I want to make that, looks delicious! Who doesnt like mac n cheese especially with the cold weather?? I would make some kind of pasta bake with it too!!

31 Jaquelyn December 11, 2012 at 7:32 am

My friend Amber would LOVE this pasta; I can hear her screaming in excitement now! So needless to say, I would gift these to her for Christmas & maybe invite myself over to eat them with her. πŸ™‚
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32 Joanna December 11, 2012 at 7:36 am

Those are too cute! I love mac and cheese and most likely would use it to make that!

33 Allison December 11, 2012 at 7:41 am

I would keep it and eat it the night before my next marathon. I would make classic spaghetti.
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34 Julz December 11, 2012 at 7:42 am

I’d show it off to all my teammates! And then maybe cook some for them πŸ™‚

35 NYC Fit GIrl December 11, 2012 at 8:02 am

I would make macaroni and cheese!!!
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36 Liz @ runbakerace December 11, 2012 at 8:05 am

I would use the runaroni in a white beans soup!
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37 becca December 11, 2012 at 8:06 am

I love this!!! I would eat it with good ol’ marinara sauce, the night before the race. Can you buy the pasta online (in case I don’t win πŸ™‚ )?
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38 Amy December 11, 2012 at 8:08 am

Two of my favorite things…pasta and running. I would never let a noodle go to waste, so it would all be eaten in some way, shape or form.

39 Faith December 11, 2012 at 8:08 am

Those are so gosh dang cute. I snagged a pack of moose-shaped ones at IKEA, I’d love to try the runner ones as “good luck” before a race πŸ˜‰ And I’d probably coat it in alfredo and stir in some peas. Yum!

40 Tera December 11, 2012 at 8:11 am

Would be really fun to make with friends before a big race!

41 Shay Brazeal December 11, 2012 at 8:14 am

I think this would be BEYOND cute in pasta e fagioli soup!

42 Tasha December 11, 2012 at 8:15 am

I love it! And your recipe looks delicious! I would probably make a pasta salad or some sort of red sauce pasta dish.

43 Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife December 11, 2012 at 8:18 am

Eric is a huge fan of mac and cheese so I would make my own homemade version! (:

44 Laura C. December 11, 2012 at 8:24 am

I would probably make a pasta salad or maybe a healthy mac-n-cheese since it’s so cold out now!

45 Mary December 11, 2012 at 8:26 am

This would be a perfect addition to my sister’s Christmas gift…she is a runner who LOVES pasta the night before a race!

46 Jess December 11, 2012 at 8:31 am

I would definitely make a cold pasta salad with lots of turkey pepperoni, cucumbers, onions and a little shredded cheese on top!

47 Cindy J December 11, 2012 at 8:35 am

I would give the pasta to my brother as a Christmas present because he loves to run and he loves to carb load. He is compulsive about eating pasta before a race.

48 kalli December 11, 2012 at 8:38 am

i would make vegan mac and cheese for sure! though your dish looks pretty awesome too πŸ™‚
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49 Holly December 11, 2012 at 8:47 am

I’d give it to my friend who’s a hardcore runner – his birthday is in December.

50 Erin December 11, 2012 at 8:55 am

When I did a girls’ half marathon weekend in October one of the gals brought Run A Roni pasta and made it the night before the race. It was a fun addition. The only downside is that it’s not vegan so at least one person couldn’t eat it.

51 Lindsay Margaret December 11, 2012 at 9:00 am

I’d eat this before my marathon coming up. I’m a simple girl and can’t get too fancy the night before a race, so I would just do butter and parm on it with a few more carbs (fresh bread) on the side.
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52 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 11, 2012 at 9:00 am

Hmmm well I can’t eat it myself, so I would either give it to my cousin as a gift (she’s a 5 time marathoner!) or I’d make a dish out of it for my Chicago HLB Book Club since most girls are runners! I think they’d get a kick out of it! (hahahaha pun NOT intended)
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53 Melissa December 11, 2012 at 9:02 am

I would make a classic mac and cheese!

54 Kristin December 11, 2012 at 9:04 am

This is awesome! Whether I win or not, this would make a great present to give to my parents. I had no idea they had this cute shaped pasta!
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55 Jamie December 11, 2012 at 9:09 am

I would definitely make some pasta salad to share with friends – the sneaker shapes are too cute!

56 lisa fine December 11, 2012 at 9:18 am

Yum! I love macaroni. I’d probably just make it with some tomato sauce, with a bunch of grated (Vermont) cheddar cheese on top.
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57 RasberiRunner December 11, 2012 at 9:18 am

Love this pasta! I would keep it healthy; add tomatoes, feta cheese, olive oil, spinach, and enjoy while putting my feet up after a long run. #runhappy!

58 Krissy @ Shiawase Life December 11, 2012 at 9:20 am

Soup for sure! πŸ˜€
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59 Dana December 11, 2012 at 9:23 am

My younger sister is an avid runner (and she’s fast too!). She’s got 2 marathons coming up in 2013, so it would be great to surprise her with this pasta before one of her races to help her carb load!

60 Laura December 11, 2012 at 9:26 am

Those are so cute! I would make my favorite bacon butternut pasta dish!

61 Mary December 11, 2012 at 9:26 am

I’d stick in my 8-year-old son’s Christmas stocking. He loves running 5Ks with me and his dad (although he beats me every time!) He’s “training” for a kids marathon in February, and he told me “I feel a PR could happen, Mommy.” Well, and he’s 8, so it would likely end up eaten as mac-n-cheese. πŸ™‚

62 Ley December 11, 2012 at 9:29 am

I would go against the grain and make a very unhealthy (but insanely delicious!) mac n’ cheese. My boyfriend and I are kind of known for our famous southwest mac n’ cheese. We use Alton Brown’s bakes mac n’ cheese recipe but we add in homemade roasted red peppers, poblanos and jalapenos along with corn, black beans and tomatoes and then we use half pepperjack cheese half colby. It’s all topped with buttery panko bread crumbs and baked. Again- NOT healthy and NOT good for the night before a race but totally delicious (and deserved!) post-race!

63 Hannahviolin December 11, 2012 at 9:31 am

I would make art with it. Some sort of motivational poster or perhaps a sculpture of a runner…wouldn’t that be hilarious!

Honestly, I’d probably save them for a “special occasion” for YEARS and then eventually they’d be expired and then I’d finally throw them out. But I’d love them, and possibly I’d make macaroni and cheese instead.
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64 Sarah @ Blonde Bostonian December 11, 2012 at 9:32 am

How fun! I would give the runaroni to a fellow runner friend as a gift.

65 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats December 11, 2012 at 9:34 am

I would make bacon and butternut squash mac and cheese runaroni. So adorable!
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66 Liz December 11, 2012 at 9:35 am

Mac and cheese fo’ sure!

67 Jenna December 11, 2012 at 9:38 am

Hmm…maybe add them to my turkey chili?

68 Erin December 11, 2012 at 9:40 am

id go with the mac and cheese too!

69 Erin S December 11, 2012 at 9:44 am

Awesome pasta! I would have to top it with pesto and parmesan!

70 Julia H. @ Live Young & Prosper December 11, 2012 at 9:50 am

Oh, I’d do macaroni & cheese, for sure. I don’t know if I’m more amused by the Runaroni itself or by the Brooks booth (which appears to have “spaghetti” on top of it!).
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71 Barb Davi December 11, 2012 at 10:00 am

I would give it as a gift to a runner friend of mine.. Inspiration.

72 Katy December 11, 2012 at 10:01 am

That pasta is so cute! I would use it to make a pre-race meal for my friend!
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73 Charlie (The Runner Beans) December 11, 2012 at 10:03 am

Those are so fun!!! can’t enter because Im in the UK but would love them as a fun runners present!
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74 Jennifer December 11, 2012 at 10:03 am

I would love to win this so that I can put it in my brf (best running friend)’s Christmas running themed gift bag!!!!

75 Sarah December 11, 2012 at 10:16 am

Currently training for my first half marathon — so it would be my “carb load” meal! Although, they’re so cute it would be hard to eat them! πŸ™‚

76 Stephanie J. December 11, 2012 at 10:29 am

I’m pretty sure I would definitely make macaroni and cheese! I have been dying to get my hands on this, I wish they sold it! I think it’s so cute πŸ™‚
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77 Rebecca December 11, 2012 at 10:34 am

They’re so cute I think I’d have a hard time eating them! But definitely good for a pre-race meal, I’d probably just add a basic sauce.
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78 Marissa @cityfarmgirl December 11, 2012 at 10:36 am

I’d be all about a soup. Hopefully it would hold the shapes, and it would be like an alphabet soup…except a runner soup!

79 Mary December 11, 2012 at 10:38 am

I would probably have to do some recipe search because that fun of pasta needs an exiting dish to be a part of !

80 Tracey December 11, 2012 at 10:42 am

I would make a big batch of it and have a bunch of friends over – use it to try to motivate more people to come out running πŸ™‚

81 Heather December 11, 2012 at 10:53 am

I think a great use for the runaroni would be to get a clear round ornament, fill it with the runaroni, and tie a shoelace at the top to hang it from the tree. Adorable, lasts forever, and my daughter can help! Win win πŸ™‚

82 Katie December 11, 2012 at 11:06 am

I would totally make a mac and cheese dish with this! Minus the ham πŸ™‚

83 Jennifer V. December 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

I would love to try and make the recipe that you just made! It looks delicious!!

84 Meghann December 12, 2012 at 10:40 am

Congrats, Jennifer! You won the Runaroni! Please send an email to with your information to collect your prize! Thanks!

85 Allie December 11, 2012 at 11:10 am

I would give it to my boyfriend for Christmas- he just ran his first marathon!

86 N December 11, 2012 at 11:13 am

Chicken and broccoli pasta alfredo the night before a race!

87 Katie December 11, 2012 at 11:22 am

I have seen this pasta on so many blogs and I have been dying to try it out! My boyfriend is an Ironman and LOVES his pasta and this would be such an awesome gift to give him!
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88 Hannah December 11, 2012 at 11:24 am

Mac and cheese for sure! So cute!

89 Stephanie December 11, 2012 at 11:25 am

I love mac and cheese or spaghetti sauce. Either one would work wonderfully on this pasta and I would love to try it!!! Pick me, pick me!!

Fun pasta always tastes better.
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90 Emily December 11, 2012 at 11:50 am

Hah! Didn’t even think of making macaroni art, but that’s a pretty good idea! I’d make a Runner’s Minestrone!

91 Amy December 11, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I would gift it to my running buddy for Chanukah/Xmas

92 Katie December 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm

That’s awesome! I’m putting Runaroni on my Christmas list! I would probably make some Runner’s Chili. Yum.

93 Lisa in IL December 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I would make a big old bowl of pasta salad – pasta, Italian dressing, artichokes, lots of cheeses, fresh tomatoes and ham!

94 Cellabella December 11, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I’d make a seafood pasta with it, in a yummy cream sauce πŸ™‚

95 Tabitha December 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I would make pasta salad! Oh, how I love a shaped pasta… These are fantastic!!!!
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96 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I’d either try a dairy-free macaroni and cheese recipe or go for a childhood favorite chili mac but a veggie version! πŸ™‚
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97 kim@hungryhealthygirl December 11, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Those are too cute! The pasta that you made sounds pretty darn good. However, if you used them in a soup they may not loose the shape.
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98 Meghan December 11, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Sprinkle them all around… Room, office, by tv, by computer… Simple reminders to go run! Plus an added snack for the pup Pickles!
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99 Lori Z December 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I would also make a healthy pasta dish. Love putting butternut squash in mine too. Sometimes make a sauce out of tofu to get some protein in there.

100 genn December 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I would def. make some macaroni and cheese. I love adding green peas, red pepper flakes and some garlic poweder! Delish
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101 Blair December 11, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I’m a purist when it comes to pasta – pasta + sauce + sprinkle of parm cheese!

102 Kelsey December 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I would make vegetable and pasta soup!

103 Bethany @ Accidental Intentions December 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Oh man, this Runaroni would for sure be my go-to carb loading pasta for pre-race dinners. It is WAY too cute!

I saw that Brooks booth at the Chicago Marathon expo, and I thought it was just the coolest idea. Brooks always knocks it out of the park on their expo booths. Last year’s Heaven was also pretty awesome.
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104 Lori Connors December 11, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Seeing as how I still have turkey in the freezer from Thanksgiving, I would make a turkey noodle soup!

105 Rebecca December 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I just saw this on someone else’s blog and was thinking about how I’d love some! I’d definitely go your way and do some runaroni and cheese!

106 Melissa December 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I think I’d make that runaroni and cheese! I LOVE pasta but try not to eat it too often. (Try is the key word there!)

107 Sarah December 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I love adding squah to my macaroni! I would probably do something similar to you, something cheesy and delicious, yet still a healthier version.

108 RunInBoise December 11, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I prolly make this pasta bake recipe, which is easy & easily modifiable.,2335,158181-239201,00.html
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109 Erica D December 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I have a really yummy chili recipe that calls for pasta. Last year I found Christmas themed pasta similiar to the runaroni so this would be perfect for my chili.

110 Haley December 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I’d love to make a pasta salad with my running group. They’d love it!

111 Jessica December 11, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I’d eat it before my first EVER half marathon I have coming up!

112 Nicole December 11, 2012 at 5:15 pm

There’s a roasted vegetable pasta salad I’ve been dying to try. I’d love to make it with this adorable pasta.

113 Ellie December 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Girl I would eat that runaroni! With spaghetti sauce and parmesean cheese.

114 denise December 11, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I would put it in my boyfriend’s stocking! He’s a runner and happens to own about…6 pairs of Brooks running shoes (5 of which are the same exact shoe)!

115 Paula December 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Hmmm….I would totally make a creamy tomato and veggie soup! I’d also save a few noodles to make runaroni necklaces for my sisters and myself just for fun!

116 Logan @ Mountains and Miles December 11, 2012 at 7:14 pm

I would make my favorite pasta with it. Why waste good food?!?! Cook up the pasta, add in ALL kinds of veggies: zucchini, squash, asparagus, brussel sprouts, onions, tomatoes, half a jar of red sauce, and some delicious chicken sausage = perfection.
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117 Abby December 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm

I would give this pasta to my boss for Christmas. I am her secret santa and I actually looked online to try and order for her some. She is a marathoner and her boys would get a huge kick out of eating pasta made of running shapes.

118 delia December 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm

How cute! I’d make them into mac and cheese.

119 Ashlee December 11, 2012 at 7:37 pm

The doctor I work for and I have a friendly competition going on for each race and even run many together. For his Christmas present I have created a running themed gift basket and have been wanting something fun to add to it; this would be perfect!!

120 Molly @ RDexposed December 11, 2012 at 7:40 pm

I would totally eat them! I’d use an olive oil coating so I could see each shape as I ate it!
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121 Michele December 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I would use it for a team dinner before a race!!! This would so cool to bring to one of our pre-race dinners! I hope they start selling it soon

122 Elizabeth December 11, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I recently got into running, for real (before I ran whenever I felt like I needed some exercise), so I would probably make some kind of baked pasta dish and share it with my best friend down here, who ran my first (and her first) half marathon in Disney World in November.
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123 Leah December 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I think I’d make soup with it!

124 Michele December 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I yhink I’d probably do something very similar to you πŸ™‚

125 Kara T December 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I’ve been seeing some great mac and cheese recipes with butternut squash/pumpkin that I would love try with this!

126 Cheryl December 11, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I would make mac & cheese with it, nothing wrong with a classic! But, I’d have to wait a while, prop it up in the kitchen and enjoy it a while….it just looks FUN!

127 Jill December 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I would give this pasta to my marathon running friend if I won. She’d love it!
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128 Megan December 11, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I would make it for my husband (who got me into running) and not say anything … just laugh inside until he noticed! I think I would have way more fun than him :).

129 Wendy B. December 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm

It’s to cute to eat, so I would put it in a jar and sit it out on my kitchen counter.

130 Kate December 11, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I’d make a creative pasta dish with some fun, seasonal ingredients. I’m thinking roasted squash, spinach, pesto and goat cheese πŸ™‚

131 April December 11, 2012 at 10:59 pm

I would love to make the dish you made, actually! Maybe even as a side dish for Christmas to perhaps inspire me to put on my shoes and move my ass out the door after dinner.

132 Leeana December 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Wow, I would definitely try that baked Runaroni ‘n’ cheese you made! Love the addition of veggies.

133 Cassidy December 11, 2012 at 11:13 pm

I would fancy my runaroni up with The Pioneer Woman’s Fancy Macaroni and Cheese recipe. πŸ™‚

134 Sarah December 11, 2012 at 11:50 pm

I would make mac and cheese with broccoli, corn, and peas. Yum!

135 Katie M December 11, 2012 at 11:56 pm

I’d pair it with my family’s recipe for spaghetti sauce. Yum!

136 Joy December 12, 2012 at 6:30 am

I would probably make your exact dish for my husband for Christmas lunch! He adores Mac and cheese
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137 AmyD December 12, 2012 at 6:48 am

Im having a marathon reunion in Napa this March with 6 girlfriends that live around the world and this would be great for part or our carb loading!
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138 Jessica Y December 12, 2012 at 9:29 am

Mac and Cheese for sure!

139 Marina Chekhovskiy December 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm

YUM! this is the cutest thing ever! i would make it with a thai peanut sauce- my current obsession.

140 Megan December 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Oh my gosh, I’d LOVE it1
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141 Melissa December 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm

My 5 and 6 yr olds are getting into running and they have a couple of 5ks coming up at the end of the year. I think this pasta would be a fun, night before the race, dinner to have them help make.

142 Coco December 17, 2012 at 7:43 am

Oh, that past a is sooo cuuute! I think I would have to use some in an art project but it could become a great pre-race carb-loading tradition!
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143 Sheena December 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I’d make minestrone-inspired Runaroni soup!

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