Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Easy Mac and Cheese

Inspiration:
Cate's Kitchen

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked macaroni
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese - the recipe calls for reduced fat, but I only believe in full-fat cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • a few grinds of a pepper mill

Instructions:
  1. Cook pasta in a medium saucepan according to package directions.
    Transfer to a colander.
  2. In the same saucepan, combine the milk and flour over medium heat, stirring with a whisk.
  3. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened (about 2 minutes).
  4. Add cheese, salt, and pepper, and continue whisking until all the cheese is melted.
  5. Turn off heat, stir in the pasta, and let sit for a few minutes before serving.

Notes:
This is SO easy, and it only uses one pot. Easy to make, easy to clean up. It's really rich, so I would suggest serving it with a salad, steamed spinach or broccoli, or something similar.

Tim's Rating: 8/10
Liz's Rating: 8/10

7 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

OMG, that looks crazy delicious.

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for easy-yet-satisfying dishes! :0)

Cate said...

I just can't get enough of this stuff! It looks gorgeous...did you use white cheddar?

Maria said...

I know Josh is going to love this one. He adores mac and cheese! I love the one pot recipe!

Sophie said...

You Mac and cheese looks so creamy and fresh, utterly delish :).

Dunc said...

Yum! This will probably be my new favorite mac & cheese (once I make it, of course).

Elizabeth F. said...

Nothing beats Mac n' Chz! Yours looks amazing!