Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Macaroni and Cheese

We made homemade mac and cheese for the fourth of July cookout.  I found a great recipe at allrecipes. Since I was in Wisconsin visiting I didn't cook out.  I went to my mom's and we made sloppy joes, fried chicken, mac and cheese, baked beans, potato salad and for dessert we had homemade strawberry pie with whipping cream.

I followed the recipe and it turned out great.  I added smashed ritz crackers mixed with melted butter to the top before baking.  Yummy !! 

I'm glad I made a double batch !!  I served the second batch with baked pork chops the next day.  Outstanding !!  I hope everyone had a great fourth of July.  I know we did !!


1 2/3 cups dry, small elbow macaroni, cooked and drained

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 (12 fluid ounce) can NESTLE® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk

1 cup water

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 2-quart casserole dish.

2. Combine cornstarch, salt, mustard and pepper in medium saucepan. Stir in evaporated milk, water, and butter. Cook over medium-heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese until melted. Add macaroni; mix well. Pour into prepared casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.

3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and light brown.

1 comment:

  1. I love trying new mac and cheese recipes to see which is the best. I love crackers on top with melted butter. It gives it that crunch :) I wanted to let you know about my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great weekend :)