Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Easiest (and best) Macaroni and Cheese



That you will ever eat. Imagine not having to boil up the macaroni first!

First dump two small or one large can cream of mushroom soup into a large, oven-safe bowl. Add garlic powder to taste.

Take a pound of your favorite cheese and chop it up or shred it and dump it in. We use super sharp Cheddar, but about any cheese will do.

Add 4 or 5 cups of uncooked pasta, elbows are fine, but we love shells or bow ties.

Stir it like you mean it.

Add 6 to 8 cups of milk and give her another healthy stirring...you want everything coated really well.

If you have it on hand you can toss in some diced ham (cooked). This really gives it a kick.

Then cover with foil and bake for 2 to 3 hours at 350 degrees. We like ours just a little soupy, so keep an eye on it and take it out when it looks to have the texture you like.

We love this stuff! This is a huge recipe as it is even better warmed up the next day, but you can adjust the proportions pretty freely. Credit goes to Becky for taking a simple recipe from an old ADADC flier and making it much, much better.


13 comments:

LindaGay said...

Yummmm! Thank you. I'm always in need of good fast recipes!

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Jeff said...

That sounds wonderful- maybe that's Sunday supper!

Susan said...

Sounds good! Guess what we're having for dinner tomorrow!

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Yum, that's the way we make the lasagna - with dry noodles that is not milk ;)

Like TNB's name - hope he fits in!

threecollie said...

LIndaGay, this one is amazing just about every time

Jeff, hope it works out for you

Susan, I hope you like it as much as we do

Nita, I have a lasagna recipe like that too, but mine doesn't turn out like I'd like it to so I don't make it very often...I hate to boil pasta.

Cathy said...

OK. I can't resist. I'm gonna do it!
And that stirring like I mean it will burn off some of the calories that I'll be encountering
:-D

threecollie said...

Cathy, I really hope it turns out as good for you as it does here. We love it on cold, nasty nights.

Cathy said...

Well, honey. We've got plenty of cold nasty nights this week.
Keith just left and won't be back til Saturday so i'm saving the recipe til then.
That and a new recipe for turkey meatloaf :0)

Susan said...

Well, that recipe is a keeper. I stirred it up, threw in a couple of handfulls of frozen broccoli florets and slid it in the oven before going out to do chores. By the time we were back inside, the house smelled like someone had been cooking all afternoon and the fellas were drooling all over themselves! Sorry that I only made a "half batch", so there were no leftovers for today's lunch! Please thank Becky for me!

threecollie said...

Cathy, same here. We are cooking like it is the middle of the winter instead of mid-May

Susan, I am so glad that you tried it and liked it! And what a great idea with the broccoli. We will do that next time too...just never thought of it. Can't wait to tell Beck when she comes home.

LeeAnn said...

Mmmmm, made this yesterday (cut to half proportion since only Monkey and I are the big cheese freaks here)
and my tongue did the happy dance all the rest of the day.
Made me talk funny, though.

(Hehehehe... word verification is "pokedi"... made me blink madly.)

formatie nunta said...

I love Macaroni and i will try your recipe because seemes to be better then mine, thanks for sharing.

threecollie said...

LeeAnn, I am so glad that it turned out well for you. We love it!

Formatie, hope you enjoy it