Lets Jazz Up Mac and Cheese
Macaroni and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food and if you do a little thinking outside the box you can come up with some really unique ideals to turn your macaroni and cheese into a complete meal that you and your kids will love.
I like to get rid of the box all together and make my own really easy macaroni and cheese that is much better than what you would get out of the box and I guarantee you tastes much better. What I do is pick out my favorite pasta and cook it according to package directions. Mean time over on another burner I make my easy cheese sauce.
Easy Cheese Sauce Recipe.
1. One Cup Mayonnaise.
2. One Cup Whole Milk.
3. Two Cups Shredded Cheese.
You can use your favorite cheese. Just buy a bag of it at your supermarket already shredded and your ready to make a delicious cheese sauce.This cheese sauce works each and every time if you just follow the directions.
You want to spray a small saucepan with vegetable cooking spray to make clean up easier later. Then add your three ingredients and bring your cheese sauce up slowly to a near boil while you keep stirring your sauce to let your cheese melt and your ingredients come together well.
Now you will want to drain your pasta well in a colander and run hot water over your pasta to wash it well. Now return your pasta to the sauce pan and now pour your cheese sauce in over the pasta and stir to coat your pasta well.
Jazz Up Your Mac and Cheese
In case you've never tried it lets talk a moment or two about jazzing up your macaroni and cheese. You can really bring your macaroni and cheese up a notch or two by adding one or more of the below ingredients to your mac and cheese.
1. Small Cubes of Ham.
2. Crumbled Bacon.
3. Tomato Cut Up In Small Pieces.
5. Ground Beef fried brown and drained well.
6. Italian Sausage removed from the casings and fried done.
7. Onions either raw or fried.
8. Bell Peppers cut into thin strips and fried.
10. Green Chilies.
Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage , Peppers , and Onions.
For instance you could combine macaroni and cheese with Italian Sausage , fried onions and fried bell peppers and mix well. Once you have your items mixed pour it out into a well greased large casserole dish and top your mac and cheese with a layer of Italian Bread Crumbs. Cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Serve with a garden salad and garlic bread for a complete delicious meal.
Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli.
Make your macaroni and cheese and add in 2 cups of shredded grilled chicken and 2 cups of broccoli. Mix together well and pour out into a well greased casserole dish and top your items with a layer of Italian Bread Crumbs and cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Again you can serve with a garden salad and garlic bread for a complete delicious meal.
Macaroni and Cheese with Green Chilies and Salsa.
Make your macaroni and cheese and stir in 1/2 cup of green chilies and 1 cup of salsa. Now add in 1/2 cup of tomatoes and 8 ounces of cream cheese cut up in very small cubes. Pour your combined items into a well greased casserole dish and add a layer of shredded Mexican cheese on top. Cook for 30 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. You can serve each serving with a spoon of sour creme and guacamole on top. And I guarantee you this will be one of the most delicious mac and cheese dishes you will ever eat.
As you can see there are many ways to jazz up that Macaroni and Cheese. There's really no reason for Macaroni and Cheese to ever get boring when you have great macaroni and cheese recipes like those above.
The Ultimate Macaroni And Cheese Recipe
In this macaroni and cheese recipe we have some of my favorite foods. And the combination of flavors is oh so delicious and tasty.You want to shred up your grilled chicken breast to go in this mac and cheese. And you will want to fry your onions in butter until they are done.
For The Ultimate Macaroni And Cheese Recipe You Will Need.
Make the cheese sauce recipe at the top of this page and double it. Cook two pounds of your favorite pasta and drain and rinse well.
1. Cheese Sauce Recipe.
2. 16 Ounces Cream Cheese cut into small cubes.
3. 2 Pounds of your favorite pasta cooked , drained , and rinsed well.
4. 2 Pounds of shredded grilled chicken breast.
5. 8 Ounces Sour Cream.
6. 2 Cups Half and Half.
9. 1 Cup Of Fried Onions.
Mix all of the above ingredients in a large bowl until your items are very well mixed. Now pour out into a large well greased casserole dish and cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before you serve.
And now you have some of the most delicious recipes for macaroni and cheese you will ever eat. Just think outside the box and get to cooking.
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