Thursday, November 4, 2010

Easy Mac

Do you have 4 cups of shredded cheese? 

Do you have 1 12oz. can of evaporated milk? 

Do you have 2 cups of uncooked pasta?

If you answered yes or you could answer yes after running to the grocery store next week – this post is for YOU!

Sure, there are several different Mac n’Cheeses you can buy in a box and make at home.  BUT what if I told you that you could make it “from scratch” in the same amount of time?  This week, I discovered how easy it is to do!  I will tell you the basics, and from there, you can vary it to your taste!

Step 1: Cook 2 cups of dry pasta according to box instructions.  Elbow macaroni works perfect!

Step 2: Pour can of evaporated milk into pasta.  Stir as you add in the 3 1/2 cups of shredded cheese.  Stir until you have Mac N’ Cheese!  It won’t get stringy thanks to the milk you added and it will smell like HEAVEN!

That’s it!  You’re done!

Now let’s get fancy!  You can use whatever cheese you like!  Here’s a pepper jack recipe I made this week.

2 cups Cheddar, 2 cups Pepper jack

1/2 tsp red pepper

1 cup crumpled tortilla chips

2 cups uncooked pasta

1 12oz cap of evaporated milk

Make the Mac N’ Cheese following steps 1 and 2.  THEN put it in a casserole dish!  Mix the pepper, remaining 1/2 cup of cheese, and chips together and sprinkle on the top.  Cover in foil.  Cook in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove foil and cook 10 more minutes.  Now you have a fiesta mac n’ cheese cooked pasta!!!

Look at you, looking totally super 50s housewife awesome with minimal effort!

1 comment:

  1. ok the pepper jack one sounds great! definitely something you can get creative with to go along with any meal! :)