8/19/15

Homemade "Boxed" Macaroni and Cheese


 This homemade stove top Mac-N-Cheese recipe is a delicious and creamy version, that is WAY better than the boxed kind, and just about as easy! I love the taste, but also that I know how to pronounce all the ingredients!

Macaroni and Cheese recipe

Don't buy boxed again!

Jan's Tip: If your local grocer has a bag of shredded cheese labeled as Mac-n-Cheese shreds, get it. It is a great mixture of Sharp Cheddar, American, and Swiss that will add a wonderful creaminess to the sauce without being "stringy".







Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
Ingredients
  • 2 cups macaroni or shells pasta (uncooked)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • optional: 1/8 tsp. of dried powdered mustard
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, cook pasta according to package. Drain and set aside.
  2. Whisk together milk and flour in the pan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. (This will take about 2 minutes.)
  3. Add cheese, salt, pepper and mustard. Stir until smooth.
  4. Mix in cooked macaroni.
  5. Remove from heat and let stand about 5 minutes.

9 comments:

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  2. What mustard? I didn't see any in the recipe.

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    1. Thanks Carolyn for letting me know! I fixed the recipe! 1/8 tsp of dried mustard. (although I usually don't bother to add it)
      Glad you caught that!
      Jan

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  3. Yum! We love trying all kinds of mac and cheese. We will have to try this one next!

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    1. Carlee, if you do try it, come back and give me some feedback! Good, bad, or indifferent! I'd love to hear your thoughts!
      Jan

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    2. Carlee, if you do try it, come back and give me some feedback! Good, bad, or indifferent! I'd love to hear your thoughts!
      Jan

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  4. I just dump everything in after the noodles are cooked and drained. Now I know how to get that rich creamy look!!! Thanks Jan!

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    1. Laurie, you're crazy! Sweet but crazy!

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  5. I'm going to have to keep my eye out for a Mac and Cheese shredded blend the next time I'm in the grocery store. I buy the pizza blend quite often from my local grocery store - so it makes me wonder if they have a Mac and Cheese blend too???

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