I was swapping recipes at a picnic about 15 years ago with a stay at home dad. I’m not one for remembering things if I don’t write them down, but this was one I could remember… 1-2-3-4… Lol! Over the years I’ve changed cheeses to find the perfect creamy combo and I’ve added an extra 1/2 cup of milk for the same reason. I have been known to add herbs, spinach, ham, bacon, chicken, corn and tomatoes … whatever I want to make it a meal. Served here as a side, it is everyone’s favorite.
1-2-3-4 1/2 Mac & Cheese
1 stick of butter, melted
2 cups dry noodles (I used little shells)
3 cups cheese (I used 1 1/2 cups american, 1/2 cup sharp cheddar and 1 cup Swiss)
4 1/2 half cups whole milk
Pinch of salt & pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Melt the butter in a 9 x 11 size pan. Add the noodles (dry). Shred and add all the cheeses. Last, add the milk and salt & pepper to taste. Stir together, cover with tinfoil and cook in the oven for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and cook uncovered an additional 20 minutes.
Simplicity at its best… Delicious Perfection!