1/4 - 1/2 of a 500g block of cheddar cheese - the older the better
1 can condensed tomato soup (buy Campbell's if you can, i've tried the generic brands before, it's not the same)
salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 400.
Boil macaroni according to package directions. Strain and place in a square casserole dish, I think mine is four cups. Stir in cheese, reserving a bit for the top. Mix in undiluted tomato soup. Sprinkle grated cheese generously over the top. I then mix some breadcrumbs with a cheesy parmesan and bacon seasoning mix, but this is completely optional. Basil would be ok here too.
|This is what it looks like before it goes in the oven.|
Bake for 10 - 15 minutes, basically you are trying to make melty cheese goodness on the top, crisping up the edges as much as you like.
|When it comes out of the oven. YUM.|
You could definitely jazz this up, add some taco seasoned ground beef and some diced tomatoes, onion and peppers for a tex-mex mac & cheese, or use various types of cheese ,sometimes I use a combo of parmesan, cheddar and gruyere - whatever you've got. It's a nice base for a quick and easy dinner.