Friday, October 3, 2014

Macaroni Shells and Cheese

What kid doesn't like macaroni and cheese?  This is a delicious, creamy, and quick homemade version.

Macaroni Shells and Cheese
1 pound mini shells pasta
2 cups milk
1 Tablespoon butter
2 cups grated cheese (sharp cheddar is yummy- but whatever you have)
8 ounces Velveeta, diced
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/4-1/2  teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

Cook the pasta in well-salted boiling water.  Don't overcook!  In the meantime, in a large pot, heat the milk and butter until the butter is melted.  Stir in the seasonings, and both cheeses.  Stir until the sauce is smooth.  Drain the pasta and dump it in with the sauce.  Stir until the shells are well coated.  Serve.  We like it with chopped fresh tomatoes and some extra pepper on top.

Recipe Source:  Adapted from Pioneer Woman

I made it for my grandchildren when they were here visiting.  It looks like they like it!!!   Especially if served on our famous Care Bear plates!

1 comment:

Pal & Hatty said...

Looks like this recipe is kid tested and gets high marks! I like the idea of putting tomatoes on top!