Easy Four Cheese Mac & Cheese

Monday, May 7, 2012

Macaroni and cheese: The Holy Grail of comfort food. There's something so incredibly satisfying about the combination of melted cheese and pasta. There are some months where I crave it on a weekly basis. And normally, any old mac and cheese will do. But yesterday I was feeling ambitious and decided to make my own version of this delicious dish.

What You'll Need:
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 cup milk 4 cups extra sharp white cheddar, shredded *You can use mild cheddar, whichever you prefer
1 cup mixture of Romano, Parmesan, & Asiago cheeses (try DiGiorno brand)
1 lb. cavatappi pasta, cooked & drained
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
salt & white ground pepper


Directions:

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until combined and cook for about one minute. Stir in milk, dry mustard powder and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to thicken. It will coat the back of a wooden spoon when ready. Slowly add cheeses and cook until completely melted. Pour over pasta and serve immediately. *Optional: toast Panko breadcrumbs and sprinkle over top


I also like to serve a hearty meal like this with a nice green salad. My favorite is a baby spinach salad with avocados, red peppers, red onions and tomatoes topped with a nice blush wine vinaigrette. 


What's your favorite comfort food? Are you as addicted to macaroni and cheese as I am?

xoxo,
L

5 comments:

  1. good god, that is my fave comfort food, and you have made my stomach grow!!! yUMMM!!! xO!
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  2. omg, that looks fantastic! definitely one of my favorite meals. i'll have to try out your recipe :]

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  3. Yummy! I haven't eaten Crap In A Box in ages - and haven't made myself a Mac & Cheese since! This looks wonderful - thanks!

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