Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

A Meal Your Kids Will LOVE!

Sometimes it is tough to get your kids to eat, especially if they are picky.  There are many foods which are kid friendly, but I can barely think of any that DO NOT like Macaroni and Cheese.  Let's face it, Kraft is the easiest, but sometimes it is fun to make your own.  The recipe is quite simple and complements most dishes, ranging from meat loaf to chicken nuggets. 

In order to make this recipe, you will need the following:

  • 1 box of elbow macaroni
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 2 bags of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Baking spray
  • 1 medium sized casserole dish
  • 1 large pot
  • 1 colendar

Begin by pre-heating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  While your oven is pre-heating, bring a pot of water to a boil.  Once the water is boiling, toss in your pasta and cook it according to the directions on the box.  After it is cooked drain and rinse it in the colendar.

Spray your casserole dish with your baking spray and pour in your evaporated milk along with a layer of macaroni.  Add a layer of cheddar or mozzarella over top of the macaroni and then add another layer of macaroni and another layer of cheese.  You can can be as creative as you want.  For example, you can use one cheese for each or mix them up together.  Continue layering until the macaroni and cheese are both in the dish.  Season the top with a pinch of salt and pepper and then bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. 

Once complete, serve and enjoy!  I can almost guarantee that your kids will ask for this dish again!

Once you master the basics, it is fun to experiment with different cheeses, such as American, Monterey Jack or even Swiss or Provolone.  It is always more fun to tweak it to your family's liking.