Three Cheese Baked Mac n Cheese {Shortcut Version}

March 08, 2012
I like shortcuts. I do not make it a secret.  It's pretty obvious here.  And here. Oh, and here. So, this dish is just perfect.  We love our mac n cheese around here.  We have our Jessica Seinfeld version. Great stuff. Then, our crock pot version. Also, great. 
But, sometimes, I toss this together and it's baked, cheesy, goodness that everyone (well, almost everyone) around our house loves.


It's quick to throw together on a weeknight for dinner and if your kids (or you, your spouse or just a really picky eater you know) likes the boxed mac n cheese version only, this gives it a bit more of a kick and it still has the boxed mac n cheese look.  Yes, the look.  My lovely 8year old daughter will only eat boxed mac n cheese..strictly, because, of it's look.  Will not eat homemade..the noodles are different, you know! There are other kids out there like that, right?
Give this one a try for your picky eater.



Ingredients:
1- 6oz box of mac n cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar or Colby/jack cheese works good too.
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup milk
1 TBSP butter
garlic powder -(to taste preference)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 8x8 baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Boil mac n cheese noodles until tender and drain.  In mixing bowl, mix cooked drained noodles, cheese from box, mozzarella, milk, butter and garlic powder.  Mix until completely combined. Spread mixed noodles into baking dish. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over top.  Bake for 20-30 minutes.





3 comments

  1. My husband, who will literally eat anything and has a huge appetite, somehow cannot stand the look, smell or taste of Mac and Cheese....which really stinks for me because that looks amazing!

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  2. I think all kids love the box! Looks very creamy and I love mac and cheese. The wednesday baker Andi

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    1. Thanks Andi! I agree..kids love the box, I know mine do more than any of kind :)

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