Easy Macaroni and Cheese

    20 minutes

    This is a great way to take a supermarket frozen macaroni and cheese and turn it into something special.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 cup (100g) elbow macaroni
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) milk
    • 1 (400g) packet frozen macaroni and cheese
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 1/2 cups (170g) grated Cheddar cheese
    • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat grill. Grease a 1 1/2 litre microwave safe dish.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3. Microwave frozen macaroni and cheese according to packet directions.
    4. Stir together pasta, macaroni and cheese, milk and pepper in prepared dish. Mix well. Microwave on high 2 minutes until heated through. Sprinkle with Cheddar and Parmesan and place under grill. Grill until cheese is melted and beginning to brown, 2 to 5 minutes.

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    Easy and delicious! I followed the other reviewer's suggestion and added a teaspoon of salt. I transfered it to my own glass baking dish and sprinkled crushed Ritz crackers on top for that homemade touch. I'll make this again.  -  25 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was yummy. It didn't have that custard consistency that so many mac and cheese casseroles have. I personally like that consistency, but my boys (4 and 6) won't touch it. This was perfect. I calculated the ingredients to feed a family of 5. Usually 4 is perfect, but sometimes my kids surprise me and I like having the leftovers anyway. I couldn't find 20 oz packages of frozen mac and cheese, so I used two 6 oz ones (all I could find). I actually wonder if that was a misprint, but a 20 oz package would be pretty big. that would feed quite a bit of people without the extra macaroni suggested in the recipe. I forgot to microwave it after mixing the two macaronis together, and really don't think that part was necessary as mine turned out just fine. I wanted the cheese to be throughout the casserole and not just on top, so I mixed mine in. I used Monterey Jack because that's what I had. I broiled it for 5 minutes and it was wonderfully melty, and cheesy. The only other suggestion I will make is that I really thought it needed some salt. Maybe a tablespoon mixed in with the pepper. My family really enjoyed this recipe and I will for sure be making this again. Thanks!  -  06 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I was excited to be able to make macaroni and cheese for my family. They are big fans of such. However, i was a little dissapointed that it had a mix in it. i was hoping for something more homemade. i give this 3 and a half star rating.  -  01 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)