I call this dish poor man’s mac and cheese because I used to make this a lot, like at least once a week a lot, when I got my first apartment. I was working two jobs just to pay rent and money was tight, so I was looking for meals that were cheap, quick (after working 12+ hours a day, I didn’t feel like cooking) and made a lot.
After I first got married, I started making this for our youngest daughter who was a mac and cheese addict. Not only did she love it, but so did my husband. Now, he says he only wants my mac and cheese. He will take it over the fancy versions any day. If only they knew how simple it is to make. 😉
- 2 cups elbow pasta
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 6 ounces Velveeta, cubed
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- ¼ black pepper
- In a medium pot, bring water to a boil.
- Add elbow pasta, reduce heat to medium and cook until pasta is al dente.
- Drain water from pot and place pasta back in pot on low heat.
- Add milk, butter, salt and pepper. Stir until butter is melted.
- Add cubed cheese to pasta and stir until melted. If pasta becomes to dry or stiff then add milk ¼ cup at a time until it is the desired consistency.