This baked version of Traditional Macaroni & Cheese is quick and easy to prepare. This family favorite is always a welcomed addition for lunch or at dinnertime.
- 1 2/3 cups (about 7 oz.) 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 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 2-quart casserole dish.
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 1½ cups cheese until melted. Add macaroni; mix well. Pour into prepared casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.
BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and light brown.
NOTE: To transform Macaroni & Cheese from a simple dish to a savory one-dish meal, add 1 cup chopped ham or hot dogs after milk mixture comes to a boil.
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Traditional Macaroni and cheese
Excellent, I've been looking for the perfect mac and cheese and I've found it.I put a cup of ham in the dish and used 1 cup of chedder cheese and a 1/2 cup of montery Jack cheese with garlic and parsley which made the dish so tasty. It was a hit with everyone.
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