10.25.2011

Easy-peezy Side Dish: Baked Macaroni and Cheese

It is Tuesday and that means anything goes on The Nifty-Thrifty Lady! I wanted to share a go to side dish in the fall and winter months for my family. I have to tell you before hand it is not all that healthy it is just a wonderfully scrumptious and easy recipe that I had to share! Baked Macaroni and Cheese! So your probably thinking this has been done, and your right it has. However, this macaroni can be thrown together in under 10 mins and all of the ingredients are most likely in your fridge or pantry.not to mention the whole dish can be made for under $5.00 if you keep milk, butter and cheese on hand!




Baked Marconi and Cheese

Ingredients
1lb box of elbow or smaller pasta noodle
12 slices of favorite cheddar or Colby cheese
1 cup of favorite cheddar or Colby shredded cheese
Milk
Butter


















Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the entire box of noodles, boil until noodles are are soft, usually 10-12 minutes

Drain noodles














In a 13 x 9 pan add on layer of noodles



















Add 6 sliced of cheese on top of this layer and sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded cheese














Repeat the same directions for the top layer















Add about 1/3 cup of milk, pour evenly over the top of the macaroni and had 1/2 teaspoons of butter about 6















Bake on 350 degrees for 30-45 mins (depending on your oven)






So, I forgot to take a picture of the finished product! This is of the Mac n' cheese at thanksgiving same recipe. Sorry, but my family loves it and when it's done everyone wants some!

I hope you enjoy and let me know your thoughts if you try!

Happy baking!