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