3 Creamy Macaroni Dishes You Can Make For Your Next Salu-Salo

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3 Creamy Macaroni Dishes You Can Make For Your Next Salu-Salo

Who doesn’t love a salu-salo gathering? Bonding with friends and family over festive homemade dishes has always been a tradition to every Filipino household. There will always be classics like pancit, lumpia, cake, and a dish that always satisfies: macaroni or pasta! Here are a few ideas on how to use macaroni to make delicious appetizers, side dishes, or main dishes for your next salu-salo.

Creamy Chicken Macaroni Salad Recipe

Chicken macaroni salad is a staple dish during the holidays. You can expect that every gathering you are invited to will serve this classic appetizer.

Here’s how to make the classic chicken macaroni salad unique: Add a touch of sweetness by adding fruit cocktail and add cream to make the salad creamier and tastier. Your guests will surely be delighted!

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Creamy Chicken Macaroni Salad Ingredients:

2 large pieces chicken breast, boneless
1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked according to package instructions
1 250-ml pack NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream
1 cup mayonnaise
2/3 cup condensed milk
1 165-gram bar cheddar cheese, diced
1 507-gram can fruit cocktail, drained well

How to Make Creamy Chicken Macaroni Salad:

1 Bring water to a boil in a medium-sized pot. Lower to a simmer and cook chicken for at least 25 to 30 minutes.

2 Transfer chicken to a plate to cool for 10 minutes. Set aside chicken broth and store for other recipes. Shred chicken breast and transfer into a large mixing bowl.

3 Add the cooked elbow macaroni, NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream, mayonnaise, condensed milk, cheddar cheese, and fruit cocktail into the bowl. Lightly mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.

4 Refrigerate overnight before serving.

Creamy Chicken Macaroni Soup Recipe

Chicken soup for the breezy holiday season weather? There’s nothing better! Add a touch of cream to make it hearty and comforting. Remember to temper the cream to make the soup smooth and creamy.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Creamy Chicken Macaroni Soup Ingredients:

2 pieces chicken breast, boneless
8 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 head garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup elbow macaroni pasta noodles
1 cup carrot, chopped
4 8-gram sachets MAGGI® MAGIC SARAP®
2 cups cabbage, chopped
1 250-ml pack NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream

How to Make Creamy Chicken Macaroni Soup:

1 In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add the chicken breast into the pot, and let simmer until cooked, around 20 minutes.

2 Remove chicken from the broth and let cool for 10 minutes. Set aside the broth. Shred the chicken and set aside.

3 In a medium-sized pot, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Sauté garlic and onion until cooked and onions are translucent. Pour reserved broth into the pot and bring to a simmer. Add macaroni and carrot and let simmer for 10 more minutes.

4 Season the soup with MAGGI® MAGIC SARAP®.

5 In a small pot, place NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream over low heat. Slowly add 1 cup of hot broth into the cream and mix to temper it so that it does not curdle when added into the soup.

6 Pour tempered cream back into the soup and stir in cabbage. Transfer into serving bowls and serve immediately.

Creamy Baked Macaroni Recipe

Nothing beats a baked mac dish at a salu-salo. When big crowds come together, a classic favorite like this will be a definite hit. Add cream to the cheese topping for a creamy, richer dish!

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Creamy Baked Macaroni Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, minced
¼ kilogram freshly ground pork
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup banana catsup
1 cup water
2 8-gram sachets MAGGI® MAGIC SARAP®
2 tablespoons brown sugar
400 grams elbow macaroni
1 250-ml pack NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream
4 tablespoons cheddar cheese, grated

How to Make Creamy Baked Macaroni:

1 Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions. Strain and set aside.

2 In a medium-sized pan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Sauté garlic and onion until cooked and onions are translucent. Add ground pork and cook for 5 minutes.

3 Pour tomato sauce, banana ketchup and water into the pan. Cover and let simmer over low to medium heat for 10 minutes. Season with MAGGI® MAGIC SARAP® and brown sugar, and let simmer for 10 more minutes.

4 Preheat your oven to 350°F.

5 Add the cooked macaroni into the sauce and mix until combined. Transfer onto a medium-sized baking dish.

6 Pour NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream and cheddar cheese on top. Bake until the cream and cheese layer on top is golden brown, around 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm.

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