Monday, June 6, 2011

Secret Ingredient Mac & Cheese

Hi ya'll!!!  I know, I many Mac & Cheese recipes does one need, right?  I realize that am always playing with the creamy Original Mac and Cheese recipe but I only make a few minor changes here and there to suit whatever flavors we are craving.  And that's all I did here.  Just scaled it way down to make about 4 servings then added the secret ingredient.     

4 oz large elbow noodles
4 oz Velveeta cheese, cut into small cubes or grated
2 T butter
1 garlic cloves, grated
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp dijon mustard
salt & white pepper to taste (1/4 tsp of each because we LOVE white pepper in mac & cheese)
SECRET INGREDIENT IS....1/8 tsp turmeric (added for color)

Turmeric is filled with tons of minerals so, it's actually very good for us, you can easily sneak it in anything that has cheese in it.  And your kids will never know because of it's neutral flavor properties.  So, I encourage you try it out and see of they on husbands too ~snickers~.

In dutch oven over medium high heat, boil noodles according to package directions, drain & return to pot.  Now, over medium low heat, add butter, Velveeta, garlic, milk and stir til melted together.  Add (could add more if you like) cheddar cheese, mustard and finally the secret ingredient, turmeric.

Makes 4 (1/2 cup) servings

Big Southern hugs, 


  1. Great tip. Love the garlic in there too..mmmmmm.

  2. I wish that I could "Samantha Stevens" some of that and have it right now!

  3. Oh my! Looks heavenly! I'm a new follower! Can't wait to look at your previous posts too. Found you through basilmomma!

  4. Hello Angie! I found you through Basilmomma's Blog Hop!

    That mac and cheese looks so good I could just eat it off the screen, well almost! I've heard turmeric is good in mac and cheese. Sherri

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  5. Thank ya'll so much for stopping by, I feel so blessed!!!! I will def. check out your blogs!!! Big southern hugs

  6. There's nothin better than mac 'n' cheese made with velveeta - no doubt, your little 'secret' adds a great touch too. Wish I could stop by for a big bowlfull!

  7. Just prepared this recipe and it was VERY GOOD. The only exception was that I only used about 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard, omitted the garlic, added a little more than 4oz of Velveeta and noodles and little extra milk. I wasn't sure about the tumeric but it's a great addition to mac n cheese. I particularly like this recipe because it makes just enough w/out a lot of leftovers. Thanks for sharing.


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