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

  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.

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About Super Creamy Mac & Cheese

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




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