The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Best baked mac & cheese

Cheesy and creamy. They’ll beg you to make it again!

What you’ll need:

1 egg
½ c mild cheddar cheese, shredded
½ c sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
½ c Velveeta, cut into very small cubes (less than ¼ inch)
½ c heavy whipping cream
½ tsp season salt
1 Tbl flour
1 Tbl butter, melted
16 oz elbow macaroni noodles

Cook noodles according to package directions, drain and set aside. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine egg, cheddar cheeses and whipping cream. Stir to combine. Add season salt and mix well. Stir in flour and butter. Fold in pasta. Pour into a buttered casserole dish and top with Velveeta, spreading it evenly across the top of casserole. Bake for 30 minutes.

Cost:
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
shredded cheese – cheddar – $1.50
Velveeta – $3.59
whipping cream – $1.49
elbow macaroni – $1.75
Total – $6.43

December 29, 2008 Posted by | -casseroles, -kids favorites, -pasta, SIDE DISHES | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Easy cheesy casserole

This is one of my favorite lunches.

What you’ll need:

1 (8 oz) bag egg noodles
3 c broccoli florets (frozen is perfect)
2 jars sharp processed cheese spread or 2 c cubed Velveeta
¾ c milk
½ c crushed cheese flavored crackers
Pepper to taste

Cook noodles according to package directions, adding the broccoli 2 minutes before they are finished. Drain the noodle/broccoli mix. Using the same pan mix together cheese, milk and pepper until it is smooth (if you are using Velveeta like I do then heat over low heat stirring constantly until cheese is melted). Stir noodle/broccoli mix into cheese mixture. Spoon into a greased casserole dish. Sprinkle the cracker crumbs on top of casserole. Bake @ 375 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes or until it’s bubbly and golden brown.

Cost:
egg noodles – $1.89
frozen broccoli – $1.89
Velveeta – $3.59
milk – $3.99/gallon
cheese crackers – $1.59
Total – $9.26

December 13, 2008 Posted by | -casseroles, -pasta, -vegetarian (*or almost*), MAIN DISHES | , , , , | Leave a comment