Thursday, July 6, 2017

Recipe of the Week: Easy Macaroni and Cheese

Tomorrow is National Macaroni Day and I absolutely love a good mac and cheese (who doesn't)?!

How about an easy to make and no bake dish especially designed for those who have limited time and want something homemade. 


Easy Stove Top Mac and Cheese


16 ounces elbow macaroni
1 stick butter
1/2 cup flour
salt and pepper
1 cup half and half
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 cup shredded cheddar
1 cup shredded Swiss


Cook macaroni according to package directions.

In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Add flour and cook for 3-5 minutes to form a roux.  Add salt and pepper then slowly add half and half and milk, stirring well after each addition.  Add mustard and stir to combine and cook until bubbly.

Slowly add the cheese a small amount at a time until fully melted.

Drain macaroni; add to cheese sauce and stir to coat.

Notes:  Jazz it up with a bit of blue cheese or even a pepper jack cheese.  Top with crispy bacon for added flavor