Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mac and Cheese with Ease

What’s up with my rhymes?

I make Mac and Cheese in a million, bazillion different ways. But this version is really easy. You don’t need to bake it. You just broil it, and broiling, my friends, just takes a few minutes. So, if you want your Mac and Cheese and you want it NOW, this is a good route to go.

You gots to use some really good cheese for this to be awesome. I rocked out with aged Wisconsin cheddar. Other than that, the ingredients are pretty basic – milk, butter, flour, elbows. A pinch of nutmeg. Donzo.

Easy Mac and Cheese
Makes 4 to 6 servings

8 ounces elbow macaroni
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
2 Tbsp. flour
¾ cup whole milk
2 cups cheddar cheese, chopped or shredded
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
Salt and black pepper to taste

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni according to package instructions. Drain.

Butter a 7 by 11 casserole dish.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. When butter melts, whisk flour into mixture until smooth. Slowly pour milk into pan. Stir until milk bubbles and thickens a bit. Stir cheese into milk mixture until well combined. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Pour drained elbows into cheese mixture. Stir to combine.

Pour pasta mixture into casserole dish.

Preheat broiler to high. Broil for about 2 or 3 minutes so that top browns.

Serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. i need to try this! i have a favorite recipe already though, but this looks amazing too