This is one super duper easy cheese pasta targeted for kids. My girls loved macaroni with cheese, but I am staying away from the box kind (processed food). So, I bought these tiny wheel, alphabet, flower pasta that I saw in a Hispanic market recently intended to cook something for my girls. I thought of this idea based on the Korean spicy noodle with cheese post that I did recently.
I will provide pictures with illustration in my next post, so that you can use this easy method to cook for your kids too.
I am also submitting this recipe to Aspiring Bakers # 6: Say Cheese! (for April) which will be hosted by Noms I Must.
1. In a small saucepan, boil the water and cook the mini pasta per package instruction. Add in some salt in the boiling water before cooking the pasta. When cooked, drain and put the pasta back in the pot. Add in two slices of American cheese (made with milk), 1/4 cup of milk and 1 Tbsp. of butter and stir to melt the cheese. Note: instead of milk, you can also use chicken/vegetable broth and go light or omit the seasonings.
2. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. You can add a little sugar if you like. Serve when the cheese is completely melted. You can use any flavor of cheese that you like or add breadcrumbs and bake it in the oven to finish. Super easy right?