Easy Mac and Cheese

aaaCooking for Kids

There is nothing my charges like better than this easy stove top macaroni and cheese. It’s just as easy as making a box of Kraft macaroni and cheese but so much tastier (and I assume healthier because I buy, see, and add all the ingredients). We used penne pasta but you can use any shaped pasta the kids like. In fact we enjoy making the dish with different shaped pasta once a week. The measurements I have included below for the butter, milk, and cheese are simply estimates. Start with just a little milk and add more milk and cheese to make the dish cheesy to the kids’ personal liking.

You Will Need:

Pasta, 8 ounces
Butter, ¼ cup
Milk. 1 cup to 2 cups
American Cheese, 2 cups ripped up slices
Salt, dash

What to Do:

1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta according to package directions and drain in a colander. Return to the pot.

2. Add the butter and milk to the pasta in the pot and stir until the butter starts melting.

3. Rip up small pieces of American cheese and add while stirring adding one piece at a time. You may need to turn the heat on low as you slowly mix and add pieces of cheese until the cheese all melts. Keep adding a splash of milk and more cheese to make cheesier pasta.

Recipe and photo by Stephanie Felzenberg


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