A few days ago, Julie, over at Better than Burgers, posted a recipe she called KFC Mock Mac and Cheese. While I've never tried KFC mac and cheese, the recipe looked great. I made a couple of very minor changes to her recipe and renamed it.
We loved it (and it couldn't be quicker or easier!!)
My recipe "tweaks" are in BLUE
Boil 2 cups of elbow macaroni for about 7-10 minutes (see note)
6 ounces of Velveeta cheese (see note)
1 cup shredded cheddar (I used sharp)
1/2 cup milk (I used 3/4 cup milk)
Julie's recipe called for making the sauce in a pan, but I did it this way:
When the macaroni is almost done, put the Velveeta (cubed)+ the shredded cheddar + the milk in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave it on high for 1 minute, remove and stir. Microwave it for one more minute and stir till smooth.
All microwaves are different, so watch yours for the final 30 seconds as to not over cook the cheese. The sauce will be very smooth.
Drain the cooked macaroni and stir into the sauce...that's all there is to it!! If you like "Velveeta Shells and Cheese" out of the box (the one with the foil pouch of cheese sauce) you will love this recipe.
NOTE: This recipe calls for 6 ounces of Velveeta cheese, fortunately, the Velveeta foil wrapper is marked in one ounce sections, so that makes it easy.
NOTE: Most elbow macaroni is boiled for about 7-8 minutes, but when I make macaroni and cheese, I like to boil the noodles an extra minute or so. It's just a personal preference.