Baked Mac and Cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese

Every great dinner needs plenty of great sides, this side is easy, cheap and a hit with everyone!

What you need


Equipment:

  • Pot for boiling pasta.
  • Baking dish (No smaller than 9 X 9, you will most likely also serve in this dish.)
  • Measuring cups / Spoons.
  • Strainer. 
  • Spatula / Serving spoon.
  • Knife.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb pasta (any kind, I like bowties or shells.)
  • Salt.
  • Half box of Velveeta cheese. 
  • 1 tbsp butter.
  • 1/8 cup milk.

(Optional)

  • Ricotta cheese. 
  • Parmesan cheese.
  • Sour cream.

The Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook entire box of pasta in salted water until al dente. 
  • While pasta is cooking, cut the Velveeta into chunks. 
  • Drain pasta.
  • Pour pasta into the baking dish with the 1/8 cup of milk. 
  • Melt the butter and pour into pasta. 
  • Salt to taste. 
  • Stir.
  • Place the Velveeta chunks throughout the pasta.
  • (Optional) Dollop ricotta and/or sour cream into pasta and stir. Sprinkle parmesan over the top.
  • Bake until cheese is bubbly and edges are slightly browned.

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Easy Roasted Potatoes

Easy Roasted Potatoes

An easy, filling side that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.

What you need:


Equipment: 

  • Large cookie sheet. 
  • Knife.

Ingredients:

  • 8 – 10 small potatoes.
  • 2 tbs. Salt
  • 2 tbs. Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil 

*Potatoes can be seasoned to taste with any spices you like.


The Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Wash potatoes.
  • Cut potatoes into chunks.
  • Coat potatoes with oil.
  • Season potatoes with salt and pepper. 
  • Cook potatoes for 45 minutes or until tender. 

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