Recipe: Mac & Cheese

stove top mac & cheese

This recipe is for a easy STOVE TOP MAC AND CHEESE.  It calls for ingredients that are usually on hand in most homes.  This beats any box mix that you might have.  Makes a great side or even as an entrée for lunch.  Enjoy!!

Stove Top Mac and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound dry small pasta, I used elbow
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups milk, I used skim
  • 2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.       Drain and set aside.
  2. To prepare roux, melt butter into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Stir and cook for about 3-4 minutes until roux gets slightly darker in color. Slowly whisk in the skim milk, stirring continuously until mixture thickens, this takes about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to a simmer and stir in cheese until completely melted.
  3. Transfer the cooked elbow pasta to a large pot over low heat. Pour cheese sauce over top, stirring to combine.

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