Sunday, October 21, 2012

Baked Mac N' Cheese

Mac and cheese is one of my all time favorite childhood meals. The warm, creamy, cheesy, carb-filled dish has always been able to comfort me. I have a deeply hidden secret and once I say what it is you got to promise not to think I'm a monster. I....prefer....boxed powdered mac and cheese. It's what I grew up on and it's so good mixed up with tuna, peas, and crumbled potato chips on top. I understand how some like the baked real cheese kind and I do too; I just love the baked aspect of it. To gather the best of both worlds, I've created a mashup recipe of the powdered and real mac and cheese and it's super good.

1-2 Cups veggie spiral pasta (or your favorite kind of pasta)
1 Packet of powdered cheese (from the Kraft box)
1 Cup shredded parmesan and monterey jack cheese
2 Cups of broccoli (or your favorite vegetable)
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 Tsp garlic powder
1/4 Tsp onion powder
Salt and Pepper for taste
Optional: tuna without mayo or cooked shredded chicken

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Boil water and add salt 
  3. Boil pasta and veggies for 7-8 minutes or until the pasta is al dente.
  4. In a large bowl mix in the rest of the ingredients with the cooked pasta and veggies.
  5. Grease the casserole pan and pour in the mixed pasta.
  6. Baked for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!

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What's your favorite childhood dish?


AhkaVintage said...

You have inspired me with what to make for dinner... I wonder what they used to do before blogs when it came time to decide what to eat??

Sam said...

Do you know I've actually never made mac and cheese, its not popular here at all. I really want to now after seeing how yummilicious yours look

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i LOVE gourmet mac and cheese - but as a kid i was ALLLLLL about pancakes!

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Emma Litton said...

Mmm, that sounds amazing. For sure something I'd love to try out for a dinner.


Jennifer said...

Ahh that looks so good!

xo Jennifer

Dane said...

OMG I love a good Mac n Cheese <3

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