Friday, October 30, 2009

Mac and Cheese

This has to be my favorite recipe and it happens to be the only kind of mac and cheese that my family will inhale! It's a classic comfort food with the perfect flavor! It's so simple!

*Tip: start a pot of water boiling as soon as you get home from work, etc. That way, you can allow time for your water to boil as you get settled, that way when it's time to cook, your water is already the perfect temp!

*Tip: When boiling, then baking pasta, you never have to "finish" boiling your pasta, because it will become overcooked when you bake it!

Mac and Cheese

1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup of flour
2 cups macaroni
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheese, reserve 1/2 cup
salt and pepper

prepare macaroni as directed minus about 5 minutes, cook just until done (it will bake, so do not overcook)
in a saucepan melt butter, add flour to make a thick roo, season with salt and pepper, slowly add milk just to thicken, remove from heat and add cheese (be sure to mix up your cheeses to make it just to your flavor) and stir quickly to allow cheese to melt.

Add drained macaroni to cheese mixture and stir well. Pour into 8x8 baking dish. top with reserved cheese. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until the "cheesy crust" is golden brown!


Deborah Truesdell said...


Please to meet you. I am new to your site and I have to say, you are making my mouth water!!! Or rather, your recipes are! I don't use my slow cooker enough, but when I do, I love the ease of making meals with it. I'm definitely coming back for more cooking inspiration!

Elle Girl said...

Thanks so much Deborah!