Macaroni and Cheese
Serves: 2 – 3 Preheat Oven Temp: N/A
1-3/4 cup elbow macaroni pasta
3 Tb. salted butter
3 Tb. flour
2-1/4 cups whole milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
2-1/2 cups shredded Colby cheese
1 Cook pasta in 4 cups of boiling water for 8 minutes or until tender. Drain off the water.
2 Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Whisk in flour and continue whisking until it is bubbly.
3 Add milk, salt, and black pepper and stir until the milk begins to bubble.
4 Add cheese and then turn off the heat.
5 Whisk the sauce until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
6 Stir in the macaroni and allow it to sit about 5 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken.
Hints and Tips
~ Serve as a main entree or a yummy side dish to grilled smoked sausage, or Parmesan crusted chicken breast.
~ For a tasty twist, place the mac ‘n cheese in an oven safe dish and put it under a broiler for 2 – 3 minutes until the surface starts to brown. Let it sit for 5 minutes so the cheese sauce can thicken.