Macaroni and Cheese – #southerncomfort
Colder temps means more casserole type, southern comfort food. Dump the box and try making this from scratch instead.
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (10-oz.) block extra sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
1/2 (16-oz.) package elbow macaroni, cooked
Whisk flour into butter
Preheat oven to 400°. Microwave milk at HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes. Melt butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute.
Whisk in warm milk
Gradually whisk in warm milk, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened.
Whisk in cheese
Whisk in salt, black pepper, 1 cup shredded cheese, and, if desired, red pepper until smooth; stir in pasta. Spoon pasta mixture into a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish; top with remaining cheese. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
Nice to meet you Suzanne. Glad you stopped by and hope you will again!
This is one of my favourite foods, great recipe! I came to explore your page after “meeting” you on twitter. Lots to see here!