One of the many things my boys love about visiting Grandma’s house is that she without fail will:
a) spoil them rotten
b) take them to McDonalds
c) make a huge pot of her famous Mac and Cheese which they consume happily for days on end
My boys are *ahem* a bit particular about their mac and cheese (no breadcrumbs, no add-ons, just plain and simple noodles and cheese please) so most of the time we eat a good old Blue Box of Kraft Dinner, because I always say that I could never make it as good as Grandma can, until now that is!
Enter Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia – a delicious addition to Grandma’s recipe that delivers a soft and creamy melt and makes cooking ooey gooey creamy dishes like this one so easy to do!
Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia is available in 3 delicious flavours: Creamy Mozza, Creamy Herb & Garlic and Creamy Mexicana, we chose Creamy Mexicana for our recipe and I enlisted my culinary curious 7 year old to help me with the cooking!
Grandmas Famous Mac and Cheese:
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- cream (1 1/2 – 2 cups)
- Lots of Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia (min 2 cups)
- 1/4 tsp of dry mustard
- A bit of ground pepper
- pasta – of whatever shape and size you prefer
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the 2T of flour and cook until well combined with the butter. Add a small amount of cream and whisk constantly. Keep adding the cream gradually and keep whisking. Add the Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia and keep stirring the sauce until it melts. Season with the dry mustard and pepper.
If the sauce is too thick, add more cream. Sauce should be on the thick side because it will thin out when the macaroni is added to it because of the moisture clinging to the macaroni. If the sauce is still too thick after you have added the macaroni, you can add more cream to thin it out (no scrimping people, use real cream!!). The Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia melted like golden butter into the sauce which allowed us to use a smidge less cream and butter than usual – good for our hearts and tummies!
As I am not known for my culinary prowess nor my presentation skills, you will have to trust me that this mac and cheese tastes amazing whether served straight from the pot or in your Grandma’s finest china! My kids would have to agree (and actually made me make it twice in a week, hence the different types of noodles in the photos!).
Want to know a few more scrumptious ways to enjoy Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia? Then click here to view some more delicious recipes and be sure to join us at the Kraft Canada “What’s Cooking” Twitter party with @KraftCanada on Wednesday, April 16 at 9:00pm EST with the hashtag #TouchofPhillyCheese.
Disclosure: Although this post has been generously sponsored by Kraft Canada, the opinions and language are all my own, and in no way do they reflect Kraft Canada.