Mac & Cheese (Recipe)
Have been getting a few questions as to how I make my version of the popular American comfort food, Macaroni & Cheese, so here it is! Best part about my recipe is, there’s no OIL or BUTTER added, making it a relatively healthy alternative to the original.
1. 2-3 cups of Macaroni
2. 1/2 cup of Milk or 1/4 cup of cream
3. 1/2 a can of Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup
4. Cheddar Cheese
5. Parmesan Cheese
1. Boil Macaroni
Upon boiling, add 2 pinches of salt and a tablespoon of olive oil into the water followed by the macaroni. 7-8 mins with gradual stirring.
(Some people like to heat the water along with the macaroni inside the pot but I usually boil the water first before adding it in. Prevents the water from extracting too much starch)
2. Sauce Preparation
You know the drill, half parts water to half parts soup.
After you get the soup to a simmer, slowly add in the cheeses bit by bit, stirring after each tablespoon. Its tedious, but doing it in smaller portions prevents lumps from forming.
3. Add Milk/Cream
Only add the milk/cream at the end when you’re just about to serve because forcing too much heat on milk or cream will cause it to produce foam. What we want is for the sauce to be creamy, not foamy.
4. Mix in the Macaroni
Stir in the macaroni to the sauce. It shouldn’t be too thick nor too watery. If it’s too thick, add a little water. If it’s too thin, you could stir in some flour.
5. Optional Ingredients
I usually like to add in either Bacon, Ham or even smoked salmon to this dish. Really, its up to your creativity!
If you have any questions with regards to cooking this dish, do PM me or tweet me at @Alvatronixx (: