Saturday, November 6, 2010

My Mom's Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

The ingredients!

Uncooked macaroni, cheese, salt and pepper.  Oh, I forgot the milk.  


Don't faint...I actually do cook sometimes.  

So...I thought I would share my Mom's Easy Macaroni and Cheese recipe with you.  

Hubby and I just love this simple meal - particularly on a cold winter's night.  

Makes a meal for two:
One heaping cup of uncooked macaroni
Update:  Oops... that should be 8 oz.
One pound of sharp cheddar cheese
A little bit of milk 
Salt and pepper to taste.

Just increase the ingredients to make for more than two people.
Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until forms a nice crust.

You can make this ahead of time and store in the refrigerator and pop into the oven when ready to bake.  

Grate 8 oz. a pound of sharp cheddar cheese.

Boil the water needed.  

Salt the water and add the uncooked macaroni - I put in a heaping one cup for a meal for two - and continue boiling the macaroni for eight minutes.

Drain the cooked macaroni.

See the stream coming off the cooked noodles!

I use my favorite 1 quart casserole dish...my Mom's vintage Hall's Cookware from the 1940s.  

Spray PAM (or any no-stick cooking spray) on the bottom and sides of your dish - it makes clean up so much easier.

Add just enough milk (I use non-fat milk) to cover the bottom of the dish.

Layer the cooked macaroni then grated cheese...salt and pepper to taste...three times.


Bake in a 350 degree oven an hour or until a nice crust forms on top.

We like it nice and crusty.

Dish out and enjoy! 

It's a one dish meal... all we add is a piece of buttered bread.   

Enjoy!


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9 comments:

  1. Yum, yum!!! I really love mac and cheese, and with sharp cheese it would be even better, so simple, but so good. Thanks for reminding me of this simple wonderful dish. Antique Rose

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  2. Oh gosh I love mac cheese and can you believe I can't have it now eating Primal !! I can have the cheese with out the mac !
    Nan

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  3. Looks delish and soooo easy.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers
    Helen

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  4. Awe Sandy this looks sooo good - I'm going to make it this week!!
    I don't think we have Pam here but I gather it is a spray oil - right??
    Thanx for your Mum's recipe.
    I love all your Christmas things too - I bet your house is a joyful place at Christmas time!
    hugs
    Shane

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  5. Sandy, looks very yummy indeed! We LOVE our mac 'n cheese, it really is our comfort food of choice. There's just nothing better than honest to goodness simple cooking :-)

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  6. Mmmmmmmmm! Delicious! I must now grocerie shop and make mac n Cheese! Have a great Day! :)

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  7. Looks so cheesy delicious! Thanks for the kind comments on my beautiful dd!

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  8. Thanks for sharing.... l'm no cook but l'll give this a go looks so yummy
    Hugs Suz x

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