Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

So this recipe isn't exactly the healthiest one, but it is made with real ingredients!  So if your kids are mac and cheese lovers, leave the blue box on the shelf and make it homemade!  I promise, it's super easy and quick!  And delicious, might I add.  You need comfort food like this on these chilly winter nights!

Ingredients:
2 cups elbow macaroni
2 tbs butter
2 tbs flour
2 1/2 cups milk
4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Cook and drain macaroni noodles.  Melt butter in a pot and then whisk in flour.  Add salt and pepper.  Whisk in milk, stirring until somewhat thick and bubbly. Add cheese and stir until melted.  Add in cooked noodles.

If you need it quick, keep in the pot and stir together until warm.  But if you like it nice and crispy-like on top, add a bit more shredded cheese on top and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

As you can see in my picture, I added a bit of chopped ham (Matt's favorite meal!) and baked it for a full meal.  Normally, I will also add one cup of pureed squash as well for a little added nutritional boost!



Enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. Yummmmmmmmmm-O! : ) I think my son would love this for supper!

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  2. Another way to add veggies is put diced cauliflower in with the noodles. They get soft so the kids don't notice.

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  3. Great tip! I'm definitely going to try that! Thanks!

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  4. Making this for the fourth time in two months. Umm, it's really good.

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  5. I use this sauce for cauliflower cheese, broccoli cheese, mac and cheese, you name it.. my kids eat anything baked in this sauce. nice and easy :-)

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  6. I wish I had this. Right now. In my mouth.

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