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Quick & Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

Quick & Creamy Macaroni & Cheese
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Quick & Creamy Macaroni & Cheese becomes creamier and cheesier with the addition of Carnation Evaporated Milk. This family favorite and classic comfort food is easy to make and enjoy.

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  • NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, amount per box directions
  • 1 box of your favorite macaroni & cheese dry dinner kit


SUBSTITUTE Carnation Evaporated Milk for regular milk called for on the package of macaroni & cheese.

NOTE: For Quick & Creamy Macaroni & Cheese with less fat, use Carnation Evaporated Lowfat Milk or Carnation Evaporated Fat Free Milk.


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    Sounds "awesome"

    Sally Palmer from Perrysburg, OH

    I can't wait to try this on my granddaughter during her next visit. She always wants macaroni and cheese and the rest of the family has other requests. I keep Carnation milk on hand and use it for my favorite gravy recipe.

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    Richer flavor!

    Janet Morris from Westernport, MD

    Carnation Evaporated Milk is not only great in this mac and cheese but also in a variety of other recipes. I especially like it in my tuna noodle casserole. It adds a rich flavor instead of using just plain milk. (I use the Carnation Evaporated Skim Milk.)

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    Brilliant idea!

    FuMei Hsu from Arcadia, CA

    I never thought about using low fat evap milk to make Mac & Cheese. It is so creamy, delicious and the best is low fat! I am loving this new idea so much and everyone should try it out!

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    " bestess mac and cheese I ever ate"

    ann novick from

    Out of necessity;I made mac & cheese this way to serve my very finicky 8 yo grand daughter.She didn't want the franks & beans I had planned & I was out of fresh bottled milk. She said it was" the bestess mac& cheese, she ever ate"

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    box mac & cheese

    jeanne jacques from Craftsbury Common, VT

    The grandkids loved it better than regular skim milk. Thanks for the idea. But still prefer the old fashioned baked mac & cheese.

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    More Cheese

    Sadie Gambino from Bronx, NY

    Evaporated milk enhance the Macaroni and cheese. I like to add more cheese and sour cream .

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    Creamier Mac & Cheese

    Virginia Novotney from Feeding Hills, MA

    We all love macaroni and cheese. It's great to have at hand for eating yummy on those cold winter days. So easy to make and enjoyable to eat. Adding Evaporated Milk to the recipe makes it even better

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    Tracy Fink from Itasca, IL

    My 6 year old blue box lover tried this recipe and LOVED it! She is a mac and cheese snob - it's blue box or nothing! Her main complaint of other brands is that they are slimy. I was putting it in front of her bracing myself for a meltdown and she took a bite and thought it was GREAT!

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    carol SCHAFFER from FONTANA, CA

    Best macaroni and cheese I have ever had. My whole family just loved it.

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    of course

    Apryl cooper from RIVERSIDE, CA

    I made this for my kids ,,, an all time favorite

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    Sooo Creamy & Good Too!

    Krystal Fishel from Kalispell, MT

    My 5 children love mac and cheese. They could tell something was different, and said it was soo creamy. The younger ones added "and good too". Thanks carnation for another hit recipe.

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    Very Good

    joanne colangelo from ASTON, PA

    This tastes really good. I love mac & cheese but adding in the carnation makes this taste like it was made from scratch.

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    quick&creamy macaroni & cheese

    linda word from PARKERSBURG, WV

    this is realy easy thank you, i added left over ham , my grandkids love it

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    Talk about Easy Mac

    Tina Farnham from BARRE, VT

    This was a quick recipe and was easy to add in extras like bacon or ham or hot dogs. I love easy recipes

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    Carnation Quick

    Martha Bordelon from SHREVEPORT, LA

    I have been doing this exact addition to my macaroni and cheese for as long as I have been cooking, and yes it is very good.

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    Great Recipe !!

    Linda Randles from NORTH CANTON, OH

    This recipe was great. My family loves Macaroni & Cheese and this went over big. And the recipe was quick and easy just like it said. The only thing they forgot to say was it's a great recipe also and a keeper.

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    Quick & Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

    Laura Caul from Atikokan, ON

    Thanks for this simple and fun recipe. Easy to make and the kids loved it. Thanks again

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    quick & creamy macaroni & cheese

    Ada Frost from BOTHELL, WA

    My husband loves mac&cheese so this time I used Carnation evaporated milk instead of regular. What a delicious treat this turned out! Smooth and very creamy....

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    Creamy mac and cheese

    Jean Hartman from HUDSON, MA

    very nice change from regular milk. much creamier and oh so delicious

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    Linda Turck from Castorland, NY

    This turns out nice and creamy and is delicious.

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    Jerry Rosen from SWAMPSCOTT, MA

    What a great recipe...easy to put together.

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    Quick and Easy

    Kathy Rohrbaugh from Shrewsbury, PA

    I cannot believe how creamy this turned out. I added some leftover roast chicken and cooked broccoli for a quick leftover meal!

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    Easy and delicious

    Julia Mann from

    My whole family loved it.

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    american as...

    paula roy from BARBOURSVILLE, WV

    im a cheese fanatic anyway, but i really enjoyed this recipe. delicious and easy enough.

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    macaroni and cheese

    Denise Mainville from HUBER HEIGHTS, OH

    Tried and true. This is a delicious way to make mac and cheese. Sometimes we just need to try something different for a change, carnation milk...very good in this dish.

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    KAREN RAY from Lumberton, MS


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    Delicious and Healthy!

    SANDY Leshem from WILMINGTON, DE

    How many times have you looked for a recipe that was not only delicious yet had that extra little healthy "kick" to it? This marvelous mac and cheese recipe is not only great comfort food but has the extra calcium we can all use. Incredibly, it offers the low fat and fatfree alternative recipe also! Good ,healthy comfort food! Try it!

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    Mac and Cheese

    Kathy Christpher from Albion, IN

    Milk will all ways spoil in the fridge so I all ways have carnation milk in the cupboard and I use it to make mac and cheese for my grandchildren, it's all they ever ask for.

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    YUM YUM!!

    Jodi Malone from Valencia, CA

    My Mac & Cheese is soooo creamy and cheeezy now with Carnation! I also love it in my coffee!

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    stephanie lin from MALDEN, MA

    You should try adding a little bit more butter or cream to make it more creamy.... the kids love it that way!!

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    Quick & Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

    Denise Broll-Dalton from DELRAN, NJ

    Delicious taste but came out a little dry.

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    Love it!

    Amanda Tea from Brigham City, UT

    I made this tonight for dinner and it was soooooooo creamy and good! i am definitely going to be making this one more often! mmmmmm mmmm!

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    Mac & Cheese rule with Carnation

    alma felan from EAGLE PASS, TX

    That was a great tip. i would always just use carnation milk with my morning meals but now, i use it with everything. thanks.

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    Mother's Secret


    I have always used Carnation Evaporated milk in making this recipe-it was a tip my mother gave me. I highly recommend everyone try it.

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    Quick and Creamy Macaroni and CHeese

    Karen Barnhart from Belton, SC

    I think this recipes good and it will be loved by my kids

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    soo good

    y chen from

    This meal was super delicious! My whole family loved it! They keep asking me to make more for them.

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    Katherine Culton from Kennedale, TX

    I made this last night and even my husband ate it...and he does not like mac and cheese. It was great!

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    yummy mac n cheese

    Veronica Bona from RAHWAY, NJ

    THis had a very rich flavor and is very creamy.. yum yum

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    Great idea!

    Misty Wellman from Scottsdale, AZ

    I had tried this myself with a box of mac n cheese. I was delighted in how creamy it was. Now I know to use this in a lot more recipes that call for milk. Thanks for the tip!

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    Quick & Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

    Sue Peltz from Adamstown, MD

    I'm thrilled to finally locate the correct recipe to successfully make Creamy Macaron & Cheese; my 9 yr. old son has told me for yrs. that I just can't make M&C that is ever as good as his old preschools cook. I believe I have a chance of succeeding now. Thank you!

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    quick & creamy macaroni & cheese

    tanya ingram from thomaston, GA

    i love mac-n-cheese from scratch and this recipe is the very best i've ever tried!! and that's saying something because my fave food is just that.

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    first time


    I finally decided to use Carnation evaporated milk in my Mac and cheese and was surprised on how creamy is was. I don't think I'll be using regular milk again. Thanks for the great tip.

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    Just like Grams


    My Gram used to make homemade mac & cheese with Carnation milk. Adding it to my mac & cheese brings back delicious child hood memories.

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    Quick & Creamy Macaroni & cheese

    Pamela Nolan from VALLEY CITY, OH

    Macaroni and Cheese is my favorite comfort food and this simple addition to my favorite only bring more comfort to an outstanding treat.

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    Lori Drummond from Bemidji, MN

    I made this for supper last night and it was a hit!! the best thing about it, the more evaporated milk you put in, the more creamier it gets. My kids couldn't get enough of it.

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    mac and cheese

    Kathryn Poby from Grant Park, IL

    Everyone was surprised to find out how easy it is to make a delicious creamy mac and cheese. Good idea!

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    Creamier Mac n' Cheese

    Diane Plankenhorn from WILLIAMSPORT, PA

    I tried this and it makes the mac n' cheese much more creamier, I add extra grated cheese and sometimes put crumbled up bacon to add a little zest to it and sometimes I add a little garlic powder and parsley also. A quick easy meal for the family. My husband's favorite dish along with meatloaf. Thanks for the tip.

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    Macaroni & Cheese

    Rose Mary Escobar from HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA

    My grandchildren love Macaroni & Cheese, and the other day I had run out of milk and so I tried making it substituting fresh milk with Carnation and the kids loved it. They asked me what I had done different and I said, "just added more love" to it. Thanks for the quick and easy new way to make macaroni and cheese!

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    Old News

    Marla Harris from Shreveport, LA

    My mom showed me this trick when I was young. I have made mac and cheese like this for my family. One day I didn't have any carnation cream, they could surely tell the difference.

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    Defintely creamier!!


    I was delighted with the "homemade" taste using evaporated milk made to a simple box of mac and cheese. Don't think I'll ever use regular milk in it again! Thanks for the tip!

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    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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    • NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, amount per box directions
    • 1 box of your favorite macaroni & cheese dry dinner kit



    SUBSTITUTE Carnation Evaporated Milk for regular milk called for on the package of macaroni & cheese.

    NOTE: For Quick & Creamy Macaroni & Cheese with less fat, use Carnation Evaporated Lowfat Milk or Carnation Evaporated Fat Free Milk.

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