So simple to make, why would one use a box? I know I wouldn’t! The mac n’ cheese is very mild and you can add whatever spices or herbs you like to it, to customize the recipe. I kept thinking that uncured smoky bacon, all crispy, would have been perfect added!
Walker really enjoyed this dinner, I served it with roasted carrots and a little happy 22 month older ate his whole plate!
Sorry about no photo…the weather was so nasty when I made it I didn’t want to venture outside for a shoot 😉
Mac n’ Cheese – The Simple Way
- 1 lb elbow macaroni
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
- 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 cups low-fat milk
- 8 ounces grated 2% cheddar cheese
- Salt and ground pepper
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add macaroni and cook for time on package, drain and place in a large heat safe mixing bowl.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, add in the garlic and cook for a minute or two. Sprinkle the flour on and whisk in. Let cook for a couple of minutes, then slowly whisk the milk in, whisking until the sauce has thickened.
Turn to medium-low, add the cheese and whisk in till it melts. Season to taste and pour over the hot pasta, stirring until coated.
Serves 4 to 6, depending on appetite.