my homemade macaroni and cheese

 

This summer’s menu has been very light…fish tacos, sandwiches, hamburgers…

but the other night, we needed some good old comfort food.  And in my mind, macaroni and cheese = the perfect comfort food.

I still enjoy the occasional blue box, but when I’m craving macaroni and cheese, I want my homemade macaroni and cheese.

 

homemade macaroni and cheese

Serves 6-8
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Allergy Milk
Meal type Side Dish
Misc Serve Cold
There's nothing better than the creamy goodness of homemade macaroni and cheese.

Ingredients

  • Large elbow noodles ( I use half of the package)
  • 2 cups cheese blend ( triple cheddar or colby/monterrey jack) (shredded)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • pinch salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • butter

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2
Boil noodles according to package directions, then drain.
Step 3
Pour 1 cup of milk into sauce pan over medium heat.
Step 4
Add 1 tablespoon of corn starch to milk and stir continuously until milk is thickened.
Step 5
Add 2 cups of shredded cheese to saucepan.
Step 6
Stir cheese until melted.
Step 7
Add just a little salt ( Cheese already has a lot of salt so you don't want to over do it.)
Step 8
Add dry mustard ( a little goes a long way.) Start with 1/8 teaspoon or less and adjust to taste)
Step 9
Add white pepper ( You can use black, but I like white for light colored dishes.) Start with 1/8 teaspoon or less and adjust according to taste
Step 10
Stir in the seasonings.
Step 11
Pour cheese sauce over boiled noodles and stir.
Step 12
Place macaroni and cheese in a greased baking pan.
Step 13
Place a few pats of butter on top of the macaroni, and bake at 350 for 15 - 20 minutes or until bubbly.

 

 

Serve with oven baked bbq chicken and green beans.  (Or you can skip the green beans like we did.)

 

See you in class,

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