Looks can be deceiving so I thought I'd give you some scientific pointers. This tutorial is primarily for how to make the right amount of homemade mac and cheese but you'll get the idea with other dishes that you may make. My plan was to make homemade mac and cheese for the family.
Is it enough or isn't it? In my younger years I would've used more than this but let me show you something. This is actually all of the contents of my elbow macaroni box poured into the dish first to give you a visual. I will be using the contents later for baking after its boiled. It appears to be at least to the 1/4 level of the dish.
Since pasta absorbs water of course its going to expand the pasta to at least double its dried size. After boiling the pasta until al dente. Here's the results. A perfect amount for a family of four. Hope this helps anyone that may need help in this area. I have to finish my side dish now. Let's talk soon.
*If you'd like to see a post on how I make my baked mac and cheese please leave me a comment.
How do you make your mac and cheese? Love to hear.