Super Creamy Mac & Cheese

1
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).

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
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

How to Make Super Creamy Mac & Cheese

Step-by-Step

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

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About Super Creamy Mac & Cheese

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