Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
An easy favorite passed down to me by my mother when I went away to college. Infinitely adjustable, this recipe never fails to provide a rich, creamy, cheezy batch of mac & cheese.
- 1 (10 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄2 lb Velveeta cheese
- elbow macaroni or shell pasta
- Empty can of tomato soup into small saucepan.
- Fill empty soup can 1/2 full of milk (your choice-- skim, 1%, 2%, whole, etc.).
- Pour into pan.
- Stir to combine.
- From a standard size Velveeta "brick" (typically a 2 lb. size), slice off 1/4 of the entire brick.
- Cut into 1/2" cubes.
- Place into soup/milk mixture.
- Over medium heat, stir soup, milk, and cheese cubes to combine.
- While cheese sauce is being prepared, prepare your choice of elbow macaroni or shell pasta per package directions.
- Try to time pasta to be done and drained just prior to the cheese sauce being completed.
- Taste the cheese sauce.
- Too cheezy? Add a few splashes of milk.
- Not cheezy enough? Add a cube or two more of Velveeta and stir to combine and melt.
- When cheese sauce is to your liking, place the hot, drained (not rinsed) pasta back into the pasta pot.
- Add cheese sauce from sauce pan.
- Stir to combine cheese sauce and pasta.
- Serve hot immediately.
This was really good and not hard at all. I had some 33% cream in the fridge so used it instead of milk cause I didn't want it to go bad. Cre-e-e-eamy!!!!! I used the no watching no sweating pasta method from this site. My family could not believe that tomato soup was the base.
This is really good and oh, so easy. I think that next time I will put the finished product in a casserole and cover it with grated cheese and buttered bread crumbs and bake for 30 min, until cheese is well melted, that will make it more showy and extra good. I took Linda's hint and used cream. Decadent.
my mom made this in the 50s I cant wait to make it again<br/>thanks