Bird’s Mac & Cheese

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I know that there are zillions of recipes for yummy mac & cheese, thought I would toss mine into the mix. I have never been a huge fan of making the roux (flour, butter, milk mixture) so I just take the lazy girls way and dump everything into the pot, stir it up, pour in a baking dish and viola it’s as easy as that.  Besides, how many pots do you really want to dirty up?

1 lb pasta noodles (bow ties, penne, rigatoni, whatever you like)

1/2 stick of butter, cubed

4 oz cream cheese, cubed

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese plus additional 1/2 cup reserved to top pasta

1 cup whole milk, warmed in micro 1 min

1 T whole grain mustard

1 dash cayenne pepper

1/2 t ground nutmeg (fresh is amazing if you have it)

1 dash Worchestershire sauce

Boil pasta in salted water 2 mins under the al dente directions. Drain. Add butter and cream cheese; stir well. Warm milk and add mustard, spices and Worchestershire sauce, pour into pasta stir, add cheese stir and dump into a baking dish. Top with remaining cheese. Bake 350 for 20 –30 mins.

Enjoy~ Mama Bird

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