Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Homemade Mac and Cheese (SO Good!)


You will need:
2 T butter
2 T flour
1 1/4 C milk
1/2 small block velveeta
1/2 bag shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 lb small short pasta (elbow, shells, bow-tie . . .)

For seasoning you will need:
2 T worchestershire sauce
1 Tsp nutmeg
2 Tsp ground mustard
1 T black pepper
salt to taste


In a stock pot, melt the butter over medium heat:

Add flour:

Cook, stirring with wooden spoon, 2 minutes to form a thick blonde roux.

Add milk and whisk.

(Why I have a wooden spoon in the picture, I have NO idea.)

Continue to cook over medium heat until the mixture thickens and coats the back of your wooden spoon:
Run your finger through the mix. If it stays separate, it's done!

Remove from heat and mix in cheddar cheese and velveeta:
Cutting up your Velveeta into smaller chunks will help it melt quicker.
At this point, add your seasonings.

When cheese is melted add your cooked pasta:

Mix well and serve hot!

*Note - this is NOT necessarily a "healthy" food - I used all 2% dairy products and whole grain white pasta, so it can be a little healthier if you wish*

I am considering starting a Tasty Tuesday blog hop/meme. If you would be interested in sharing your recipes with others, and learning some new ones, let me know and I'll "Make it so".


Lesley said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE homemade mac and cheese....never go back to the boxed stuff...Happy SITS day!

Melissa S. said...

YUM! Can you believe I've NEVER made homemade mac and cheese? I've never had it outside a buffet-style meal and it really isn't great if it's been sitting around a long time. I just know I'd be like your friend Lesley and never be able to go back. So I've just stayed away! Haha! Looks awesome, though! I'd love to read more recipes. :)

SuperMom Blues said...

Um . . . It's not my SITs day . . . LOL At least I don't THINK it is!