Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Creamy Mac and Cheese

I got an email from Carnation Milk telling me about some recipes on their site, so I took a look and decided to try their Mac and Cheese recipe. It's pretty simple, but quite rich. It says it serves 6.......I don't think so, 3 adults yes, maybe four with a salad and some garlic bread.


2 cups uncooked macaroni or rotini pasta
1 can (370ml) Evaporated milk
3 tbsp All purpose/plain flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dry mustard, I didn't have dry, so just used a squirt of regular mustard
1/4 cup light cream cheese (I just used regular)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
black pepper (optional)

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside. Put flour in pan, and whisk in a little of the milk, to make a paste. Slowly add the rest of the milk, whisking all the time.

Add the salt, mustard and the cream cheese and continue whisking until all mixed in, and thickened. I cut the cream cheese into little pieces to make it easier to mix in.

Remove from heat, stir in cheddar cheese until melted.

Stir pasta into cheese sauce.

Serve immediately.


mommyknows said...

I am so hungry ... now craving Mac & Cheese :)

Linda said...

Wow, it looks nice.

Bobby said...

Looks Yummy!
Any Idea how many calories it has!
Thanks for the comments on my blog!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Not good for the waistline but excellent for the gourmet!! I just love Macaroni Cheese! (And cauliflour Cheese too.)

Twisted Fencepost said...

That looks delicious!
I make something similar. I'll have to keep this ingredient list and try it, soon!

sugar__mama said...

that looks so good. thanks for posting. i'm going to have to go wander around the carnation site for more recipes.

Gill - That British Woman said...

Calorie wise I would say probably a zillion!!! However it won't kill you to have it every once in a while!! We too are big fans of cauliflower with cheese sauce.


Lib said...

Hi Gill,
THis looks yummy! Will have to try this recipe!
HAve a great day!

Corinne said...

You need some cheese on that garlic bread :P

Denise said...

Good morning Gill, I too am hungry, especially after I saw what you were cooking today. Another delicious recipe. Thank you. Have a great week.

Lakeland Jo said...

Mac cheese- my complete favourite food

Expat mum said...

Hmmm. Reminds me of this summer in England when my little one asked a waiter if the restaurant had Mac N Cheese. He came back and listed all their Hamburgers????

Anonymous said...

sounds lovely so gona try it

The Good Life in Virginia said...

creamy and full of cheddar cheese what more could we ask for...
looks delish...
thanks for sharing :)

Evelyn said...

will have to try it! it make enough to fill up my almost 14 year old son! love it when you include pictures. evelyn

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

That looks lovely Gill - will give it a try. I make rice pudding using full cream milk and add about a cupful of Carnation milk - mmmm!

A x