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sw2geeks
10-12-2012, 11:42 AM
Been working up a recipe for Mac and Cheese that uses raw macaroni. I am also using all the main ingredients in their pre-packaged size amounts, the idea is to be able to make this with just a pan and a spoon on the grill with no need to measure things out or boil the pasta.

It turned out really good! I would have never guessed that the pasta was not boiled first.

Here are some pics.

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Here is a list of ingredients. I picked up everything at Walmart.

1 12oz. bag of Skinner Large Elbows macaroni
1 8oz. bag of Velveeta shreds
1 8oz. bag of Kraft Triple Cheddar with a touch of Philadelphia
1 8oz. bag of Cheddar cheese
1 8oz. container of sour cream
1 quart milk (4 cups)
stick of melted butter
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon of mustard
2 teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons fresh cracked pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons of paprika

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Basically, everything gets mixed in a pan except for one bag of cheddar cheese and the paprika.

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I baked the whole thing on the grill at 350F for 50 minutes covered, and then added the leftover cheese and paprika on top and bake another 10 minutes uncovered.

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There are more detailed instructions and pictures here on my blog (http://www.dfw.com/2012/10/11/695378/weekend-chef-easy-creamy-mac-and.html).

I was really happy with the results, creamy, gooey, cheesy. Pasta had the right texture.

Best thing, I had only one pan to clean up!

Lucretia
10-12-2012, 12:21 PM
Looks great! The meatloaf was delicious--might have to give this one a try, too. Is the mustard dry or prepared? Got a sick hubby who's a mac 'n cheese lover, so might need to mix up some today.

EdipisReks
10-12-2012, 12:33 PM
i've been making this (http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2006/10/cheddar-and-elbows-exalted/) recipe for years, now, and love it. not boiling the macaroni is definitely a winner.

sw2geeks
10-12-2012, 12:35 PM
Looks great! The meatloaf was delicious--might have to give this one a try, too. Is the mustard dry or prepared? Got a sick hubby who's a mac 'n cheese lover, so might need to mix up some today.

Either is fine, I was out of mustard powder and used the stuff in the jar.

knyfeknerd
10-12-2012, 01:23 PM
I've done something very similar but cottage cheese is used as well. Been a while since I made it. Maybe time to break it out this weekend.

Zwiefel
10-12-2012, 02:37 PM
Cool idea! My wife is going to love this....

EdipisReks
10-12-2012, 09:57 PM
I've done something very similar but cottage cheese is used as well. Been a while since I made it. Maybe time to break it out this weekend.

the recipe i posted has cottage cheese in it.

Mike9
10-13-2012, 11:12 AM
That looks really good I have to make that - thank you.

Lucretia
10-13-2012, 09:36 PM
Made some for dinner last night. Hubby was very happy. I even liked it, and I don't like mac and cheese. Ended up adding extra cheddar since they only had sharp chedder in 1 lb bags and the grocery, and added a little cayenne for some zip. Baked it in the oven, and it was super easy and GOOD!

sw2geeks
10-14-2012, 12:54 AM
Great! glad it turned out good. Hope your hubby gets to feeling better.

mr drinky
10-14-2012, 11:04 AM
Great idea and as always -- nice pics. Just one question: Do you think the brand of dried pasta makes a difference?

k.

sw2geeks
10-14-2012, 12:22 PM
Great idea and as always -- nice pics. Just one question: Do you think the brand of dried pasta makes a difference?

k.
Probably not, I just like the larger sized macaroni and that it was in a 3 cup size in the package.

stereo.pete
10-14-2012, 12:59 PM
I need to try this A.S.A.P.! Thanks again for sharing and of course, amazing photos as usual.

makanouchi
11-20-2012, 12:25 AM
Nice!

EdipisReks
11-20-2012, 12:31 AM
Nice!

was it necessary to respond to every one of the posts in this forum? i thought things were broken, for a minute, when i hit "what's new."