Recipe by Zaina
"This is very easy and tastes great, I used to make this after school and now my daughter loves it better than the real thing!"
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process cheese sauce
grated Parmesan cheese
buttery round crackers, crushed
I made this late yesterday afternoon for my daughter's quickie on the go dinner. I didn't use processed cheese, but made my own cheese sauce using shredded cheddar. She loves mac and cheese and loves hotdogs, so of course, she thought this was super! Thanks Zaina!
I found this to be dry and not very cheesy.
Five stars just for the ease of this. I also used homemade cheese sauce (Nacho Cheese Sauce, from this site) and about a cup of it as we like it to be creamier. The baby LOVED this! I served it with fried fish without the hot dogs and then with the hot dogs for my non-fish eaters. Thanks Zania!
Thank you! It was driving me crazy that I could not find a recipe like this. When I was pregnant, I used to make boxed mac & cheese and cut up hot dogs and cook it in it. Now I make it all the time for my son, who absolutely loves it. (Maybe because I craved it the whole time I was pregnant with him) Now I can try it without the box mac & cheese. Oh yeah, sometimes instead of hot dogs, i will throw some chicken nuggets into the mix.
everyone LOVED IT! i did change a few things. first i doubled it so that i could feed my family (4 of us) from one dish. (13x9) i buttered the pan to insure it didnt stick (and it would add great flavor to the dish too!) i added about a cup of cheddar jack shredded cheese and about a cup and a half of mixed veggies. and cumbled extra crackers in the mix. mixed all that together and then topped it with more cheese and parmasian and then the crackers too. afer salting and peppering to taste, it was so yummy! (oh and i used hot dogs instead of franks.)
its a keeper!
This recipe was AWESOME. Although seeing as I can never leave well enough alone, I made a few modifications. I added 1 tablespoon of Parmesan, to the sauce along with 2 tablespoons of both garlic and onion powders. Instead of just using extra old cheddar, I added in 1/4 cup of parmesan, this recipe was fantastic although next time I think i will cook it for 15 instead of 20 mins. I used 1lb of pasta, I found that was enough, there is no way 7 ounces would be enough.
Easy to make. I like the flavor of northern Italian seasoning, so I use that instead of the oregano. Instead of process cheese sauce, I use 4 slices of american cheese melted with a couple tablespoons of milk. I make the cheese sauce in the microwave while the macaroni boils. My 2 year old eats this up.
This was my first attempt at "home-made" mac and cheese. It was so easy and using the tip to make my own nacho sauce from the recipe on this site was a show stopper. Using hotdogs seemed a little weird, but the kids liked it. I used bread crumbs instead of crackers and it turned out great. I had dinner on the table in 30 minutes. What a treat!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Easy Mac 'n' Cheese
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 134
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