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Traditional Macaroni & Cheese

Traditional Macaroni & Cheese

 
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Ready in 35 minutes
Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups (about 7 oz.) 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 fl. oz.) Nestlé® Carnation® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375oF. Grease 2 quart casserole dish.
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 1 1/2 cups cheese until melted. Add macaroni; mix well. Pour into prepared casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.
3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and light brown.
 

Notes

To transform Macaroni and 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.