creamy macaroni & cheese with mini meatballs
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Fun Macaroni & Cheese Fact: In 1993, Crayola named one of their crayon colors “macaroni and cheese."
prep time 35 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top
Ingredients For creamy macaroni & cheese with mini meatballs
- FOR THE MNIN MEATBALLS
1-1/2 lblean ground beef
1/2 cdry bread crumbs (plain)
1 tsponion powder
1 tspgarlic powder
2 tspdried parsley
- FOR THE PASTA
1/4 call purpose flour
salt to taste
1 dashwhite pepper
1 cshredded cheddar cheese
1 lbdry macaroni noodles
3 Tbspfresh chopped parsely (optional)
1 smroma tomato, seeded and finely diced (optional)
How To Make creamy macaroni & cheese with mini meatballs
1Line a baking sheet with parchment or aluminum foil. (If using aluminum foil, spray with a bit of cooking spray.)
2In a large mixing bowl, mix together all meat ball ingredients. Shape into 3/4 inch to 1 inch meat balls. about half the size of an average frozen meatball. Place each meatball evenly on parchment lined pan. Allow plenty of time to make mini meat balls. This step is a bit time consuming.
3Bake meatballs in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
4Meanwhile, cook macaroni noodles according to package directions. Set aside and keep warm if needed.
5In a deep skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add all purpose flour and mix thoroughly with the melted butter for 1 minute.
6Pour milk into skillet and add cheese, salt & white pepper. Stir until thickened and bubbly about 10-15 minutes. Stir in pasta and cooked meatballs.
7Plate and garnish with a bit of fresh chopped parsley and/or diced fresh tomato if desired.
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- Stove Top