You just need a microwave and a broiler for this quick half-from-scratch mac and cheese.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 cup elbow macaroni
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 (20 ounce) package frozen macaroni and cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven broiler. Grease a 1 1/2 quart microwave safe dish.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Microwave frozen mac and cheese according to package directions.
Stir together macaroni, mac and cheese, milk and pepper in prepared dish. Mix well. Microwave on high 2 minutes, until heated through. Sprinkle with Cheddar and Parmesan and place under oven broiler. Broil until cheese is melted and beginning to brown, 2 to 5 minutes.