Entrees

Traditional Macaroni & Cheese

Traditional Macaroni & Cheese
Level
Easy
Prep
15 minutes
Cook
20 minutes
Servings
6 servings
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.
KEY INGREDIENTS
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 2/3 cups (about 7 ounces) 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 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
MAKE IT
Step 1
Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease 2-quart casserole dish.
Step 2
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.
Step 3
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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