Recipe #12: Grandma’s 3 ingredient mac & cheese

Posted on Jan 29 2013 - 7:59pm by Markell

My husband’s grandma is a wonderful cook. She loves to cook for people, and she is pretty darn good at it. She is always coming up with some kind of fabulous food. I have learned a lot from watching her at work. This is one of my favorite recipes of hers. It is easy and delicious and can be made with as little as three ingredients. Those ingredients are:

elbow macaroni
milk
cheese
When she makes this, she uses cheddar. I ran out of cheddar, so I used some Swiss too, and it was amazing. She also puts tomatoes and polish dogs on the top, but I didn’t have either of those, so I didn’t put those on. But, if you want to, they make it even better. 
Here’s how the recipe goes:
Turn oven on to 350
Cook macaroni according to instructions. I made an 8X8 dish of this, so I used 2 cups of noodles. I would use 4 or even 5 if you are doing a full size pan. 
Cut cheese into thin slices. You are going to need to cover the whole pan twice, so cut enough for that. You can grate it if it’s easier. If you are using more than one cheese, it’s probably better to grate it (although I didn’t, and it was fine)
When the noodles are done cooking, spray your pan and spread a thin layer of noodles on the bottom. No more than 2 or 3 noodles deep. Then spread your cheese out over the whole dish. Then, lay down the rest of the noodles. If you are putting on tomato slices or polish dogs (make sure they’re already cooked), now is the time for that. Then, add another layer of cheese. 
Pour milk over the top of your dish. I did about 1/3 cup for my 8X8 dish, but I probably should have done closer to 1/2. Just pour it as evenly as you can over the whole dish. 
Put your pan in the oven for 20 minutes. 

Pull it out and let it cool for a little bit. Enjoy! 
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  1. Scott & Traci January 30, 2013 at 2:14 am - Reply

    OH! I am SO Excited to try this! Enoch LOVES the box kind and I hate that it is so processed/fake! Anyway, SO stoked to try this out, so simple, I always have these things on hand! Woohoo! You rock!

  2. A Mouse In My Kitchen January 29, 2013 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    It’s super yummy. Just make sure that you put a lot of cheese or the noodles get kinda dry.

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