Basic Mac & Cheese (cooking with kids)

Easy Mac & Cheese recipe

This is a great, simple recipe to cook with your kids!

Basic Mac & Cheese
1 lb elbow macaroni
3 cups half & half
18 oz of American cheese, shredded
12 Ritz cracker
Salt, pepper, and smoked paprika to taste

Heat oven to 350F and generously butter a 9 x 13 pan.

Easy Mac & Cheese

Add 1/3 of the pasta to the pan, pour over 1 cup half & half, and cover with 1/3 of the cheese.

Repeat twice more.

Easy Mac & Cheese recipe
Put the crackers in a zip bag with spices and crush to crumbs. Cover the top layer of cheese with crumbs.

Easy Mac & Cheese recipe
Bake 40 minutes or until bubbly.

Easy Mac & Cheese recipe

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One thought on “Basic Mac & Cheese (cooking with kids)

  1. Hello Chef Perry,

    Thanks for the recipe. Will definitely try this at home. I’ve always wanted to be a good cook. I’ll be attending a cooking school in Singapore and try to create beautiful dishes like yours. More power to your outreach programs!

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