Saturday, September 11, 2010

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

A lot of recipes lately and I'm not sure why that is, but I hope you enjoy them!  This one is definitely a comfort food and great one for the cold weather that's coming.  I love it because it's easy, it uses just a few ingredients which you probably already have, and everyone will love it!  It's macaroni and cheese!

Here is the enormous ingredients list of 4 items...
- macaroni pasta
- 2-4 different cheeses (about 1.5-2 cups grated)
- milk (about 1/2 cup)
- water
Who doesn't have all of those?

Step 1: Boil water.  (Hopefully I don't have to explain this step further. If I do, you probably shouldn't be boiling water.)  You can grate the cheese while you wait for the water to boil since you'll just be standing there anyways.

Step 2: Add the pasta to the boiling water.  Stir occasionally and drain the pasta once it feels like the texture you like when eating pasta.  *You can use pasta other than macaroni for this... You will just need to change the name to spaghetti and cheese or penne and cheese or zitti and cheese.  You get the idea.

Step 3: Pour half of the pasta into a large oven-safe casserole dish with a lid.  Cover the pasta with half of the grated cheeses.  Pour the other half of the pasta on top and then cover it with the rest of the grated cheese.  Pour the milk over the pasta and cheese.

 Step 4: Bake at 350 degrees with the lid on for about 30 minutes.  When you take it out the cheese should be melted and the milk should be completely absorbed (not all sitting at the bottom of the dish).

Step 5: This is a difficult one because it is going to smell really good!  Wait a few minutes for the pasta to cool before serving.  This would be a good time to prepare a vegetable side or two if you haven't already.


1 comment:

  1. That looks SO yummy!will have to try and make it later this week - Debs