Thursday, July 29, 2010

Awesome Mac and Cheese

So I've been making this mac and cheese recipe for a couple of years now and just tried it here in Central Asia and it turned out wonderfully, making it definitely worth writing about! It's sooo easy and makes you never want to go back to the box again. It's a Cooking Light recipe that I slightly modified. I mostly used Cheddar cheese at home but have used other kinds successfully and used Gouda today and it was delicious as well. Since it's Cooking Light it uses fat-free evaporated milk but I had to use the real stuff today and of course, it only made it better. The recipe also calls for 1/4 cup of eggbeaters but I didn't use that here since we don't have them and it was just fine.

So, here's the recipe. I think it's the only recipe I have memorized! :-)

12 ounces pasta (I find that shells or any pasta with a large hole is great because all the cheese gets in there and oozes out!)
1 can fat-free evaporated milk
2 cups of shredded cheese
1/4 c. eggbeaters
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper

Cook pasta. Add cheese, eggbeaters and milk. (I never add the whole can, just add until you think it's creamy enough). Add salt and red pepper. Enjoy!!!!

This makes enough for two people to have a full meal and have leftovers. I usually cut up some carrots and have them so I can feel like I cooked a healthy meal. :-)

Drew and I LOVE this mac and cheese and I'm so excited I found the ingredients to make it work here. I'm so happy!


Danielle said...

Did you know Gouda is one of my families favorites? Every year at Christmas growing up my Aunt and Uncle from Canada would bring an semicircle of Gouda to Florida. We would manage to eat the whole thing before the week was up every year!! Good stuff. I'm sentimentally attached. And, I bet that was some awesome Mac and Cheese with that Gouda in it!

Drew and Leslie Echerd said...

I didn't know this! I've eaten it in other things but never in the mac and cheese and it was a success! You should try it! Something else to become sentimentally attached to! :-)