16 oz Macaroni Elbows - cooked to package instructions
Boil the noodles for the minimum time. (If the instructions say to cook for 9-11 minutes, I'll cook for 9 so the noodles aren't mushy.) Drain the cooked noodles and combine with the entire container of Mac & Cheese from Safeway. Use a plastic spatula to get all of the cheesey goodness out of the container. :) Mix in the shredded cheese and serve warm.
Want to make it fancy?
Add in some grated parmesan too! Or pour the noodle mixture in a 9x13 pan, sprinkle with cheese & breadcrumbs or panko crumbs and broil for a few minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the crumbs are toasted!
Don’t worry – there’s enough sauce in the “soup” to cover the additional noodles thoroughly. This also makes plenty for leftovers.
I serve the macaroni & cheese with a pre-made bagged salad or a bag of steamed brocolli and call it a meal. Total prep time is less than 15 minutes (basically the time it takes to boil your noodles) and couldn’t be easier.