Super Creamy Mac & Cheese

christine rapave

By
@snowbunny1974

I threw this together one night & my whole family loved it...since then, i have to make it at least once a week. I sometimes add in chopped ham, chicken, turkey, ground beef, tuna, or even chopped up hot dogs. broccoli, peas & corn are good veggie add-ins too. just stir in your meat and/or veggie choice before topping with the crumbs & cheese. you can also use different pasta, like rotini or ziti (i use a 1 lb box).


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Serves:

12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

2 c
elbow macaroni
1/2 c
butter
1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
6 c
lowfat milk
2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1 c
saltine cracker crumbs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
cook pasta according to package directions, drain & set aside, covered.
2
melt butter in a large sauce pan with the salt & pepper.
3
whisk in the flour to make a thick paste.
4
whisk in the milk & stir constantly over medium heat until thickened.
5
stir in 1-1/2 cup of the cheese until melted & smooth.
6
put pasta & sauce into 3 qt casserole dish, stir to combine.
7
sprinkle cracker crumbs over pasta & sauce evenly.
8
sprinkle remaining half cup of cheese over top.
9
bake in 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes, until cheese on top is melted & crumbs are golden brown.
10
cool ten minutes before serving. makes 12 1 cup servings.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Other Tag: Quick & Easy