One of the things I am passionate about is getting kids interested in cooking. Over the years, I have taught many kids how to make simple meals. They can learn math skills, practice fine-motor coordination, make choices about nutrition, and practice basic cooking techniques. They can learn about different countries and traditions by making foods from around the world. It’s also a great way to get families together in the kitchen. If you get kids cooking at an early age, chances are they will continue this good habit as they grow.
I happen to collect Macaroni & Cheese recipes. I ran across this one and thought it would be perfect for kids to make. Just make sure you are there to help or supervise the pasta boiling part!
Super Easy Mac & Cheese
16 oz pasta
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
8 oz monterey jack cheese, shredded
4 oz parmesan cheese, grated
2 cups heavy cream
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare pasta according to package directions, but add a good bit of salt to the water. Once cooked, drain but do not rinse the pasta.
Transfer pasta to a large mixing bowl. Add half the cheddar, monterey jack and parmesan cheeses, as well as the heavy cream. Stir well to combine, season with pepper to taste.
Transfer the mixture to a 9″x13″ casserole dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheeses on top and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.