Mac and Cheese, No Bake Macaroni and Cheese
Mac Cheese is one of my favourite pasta dishes. Kenny Roger’s serve them as side dish. Macaroni with cheese are prepared in several methods, for now I am sharing my no-bake macaroni cheese with ham. For this recipe I have used penne pasta instead of the usual macaroni pasta.
The choice is yours any similar pasta can be used. For the cheese I used Eden any left over cheese ball will also do. Making this no-bake home version of mac cheese is fairly easy. It is important that the pasta is not overcooked, we Pinoy tends to overcook our pasta. Just cook the pasta as per package instructions we want them al dente, overcooked pasta and cheese do not go together that good.
Okey here is my mac cheese using penne pasta, enjoy.
1 kilo penne pasta or macaroni pasta, cooked as per package instructions
1 block 180g Eden cheese, grated
4-6 tbsp. pimiento cheese spread
100g salted butter
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
1/4 cup cornstarch
fried ham, cut into small squares
In a medium size sauce pan, melt margarine at low heat. Add in cornstarch and stir until smooth. Now add the evaporated milk slowly stirring constantly until thick. Add in grated cheese and pimiento cheese spread stir until smooth. Pour on top of cooked pasta, garnish with fried ham squares.