Friday, February 26, 2010

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

Adapted from Macaroni and Cheesecake

16 oz. Box of Elbow Macaroni
11/2 cup 1% Milk
3 tbsp all purpose flour
2 cups 2 % shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp salt
Fresh pepper, to taste
dash of cayenne or paprika (optional) 
Directions:Cook pasta according to package directions.Transfer to a colander.
Meanwhile in another saucepan, combine the milk and flour over medium heat, stirring with a whisk.
Cook, stirring constantly until thickened (about 2 minutes).
Add cheese, salt, and pepper, and continue whisking until all the cheese is melted.
Turn off heat, stir sauce into the pasta, and let sit for a few minutes before serving. Top with extra shredded cheddar and either heat in the oven for a few minutes til cheese is melted or in the microwave.

This was ok... Nothing like your good ole' Blue Box of Mac & Cheese, but it was tasty. My 2 year old loved it, and gobbled it up, I enjoyed it and it did satisfy my craving for pasta and cheese sauce. Would definitely be good for a holiday dinner as a traditional side dish. Overall I'd give it 3 stars.

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