Homemade Mac & Cheese

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This is the second time I made Mac ‘n Cheese from scratch. The first time I made it (using a different recipe), it came out awful. This one was AMAZING.

A few thoughts:

  1. I already had all the ingredients in my pantry… SCORE!
  2. It was so so SO easy to make.
  3. It tasted delicious.
  4. I’m sure there are ways to make it even TASTIER. But it’s delicious as is.

Here’s the recipe I found and tweaked slightly. Some notes & additions I would make:
**Buy a block of cheddar cheese & shred it, so that it’s fresh
**Cook bacon, chop it up & throw it in (at the end)
**With the bacon, add frozen peas (to bring in a vegetable component)
**For a personal kick, add hot sauce (to your own, individual bowl, not the whole pot)

Enjoy!

Homemade Mac & Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz uncooked Macaroni
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 1 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Cook macaroni in boiling water until tender.
  • Transfer macaroni to colander to drain and set aside.
  • Melt butter in pan and add flour.
  • Cook over low heat for about 2 minutes stirring constantly to make a roux.
  • Gradually add in a milk, whisking until smooth.
  • Cook for about 2 minutes, whisking constantly until you reach desired consistency.
  • Add in shredded cheddar cheese and stir until the melted and smooth.
  • Add drained macaroni to sauce and stir until coated.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Slightly adapted from: http://cincyshopper.com/easy-stovetop-mac-cheese/

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