Not Quite The Farmers Daughter

Not Quite The Farmers Daughter

Monday, March 5, 2012

Easy Cheesy Mac and Cheese

As we move from the winter months and head for Spring I am anxious for my menu to start changing over to grilled foods.  Me being impatient, imagine that for those who know me, decided it was time to hit the grill over the weekend.  I bought some wonderful Italian Sausages and my husband was completely ready for picnic type food.  Well then, the wind picked up, the sky turned gray, it got colder than it had been and the snow started falling and blowing.  Ughhhhhh! Since I have had my trials and tribulations with being sick the majority of the winter and now am on the upswing, I decided to cook indoors.  Well I decided I still wanted a picnic, even if it was to be done indoors.  And nothing screams picnic or winter comfort food like a good, creamy, steamy hot, macaroni and cheese!  Well to the fridge I went, and of course, I was short on my usual ingredients for my regular baked mac and cheese.  So improvise it was and OMGoodnessssss did it come out good!  This is perfect for someone that doesn't cook on a regular basis or if you just need that quick and easy dish for a last minute dinner or potluck.

Quick and Easy Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese

1/4 cup butter
4oz softened cream cheese (I used Light Philadelphia Cream Cheese)
1 can evaporated milk
2 10oz cans Campbells Cheddar Cheese Soup
Salt and Pepper to taste
8-10oz macaroni noodles (cook to package instructions and drain)

Cook your macaroni and set aside.  On stove in a pot on medium heat, melt butter and cream cheese together.  Add evaporated milk and stir together then add soup.  Mix until creamy, will thicken on its own then add noodles and seasoning.  Serve hot!

**If you want it cheesier, you can add another can or add some shredded cheddar cheese.  A nice twist would be some diced ham and scallions.