Tuesday, November 13, 2012

*Better Than Boxed* One Pot Mac and Cheese


I'm sure you've seen this guy floating around Pinterest and the internet. "Miracle" Mac and Cheese that you make in one pot. No box included.

"How?" You ask. It's easy. You boil the pasta in the milk. Add the cheese and seasonings. And BAM creamy mac and cheese that is not neon and you can feel good serving to your family. I made mine lower fat and it turned out fine!

-Ingredients- 

2.25 cups milk (I used skim)
1 c dried macaroni (I used whole grain shells)
2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dijon mustard (optional)
fresh cracked pepper

-Directions-

1. Pour 2 cups of the milk and macaroni into a medium pot. Cover and place over medium/medium-high heat until it comes to a boil, stirring occasionally.
2. As soon as it boils, reduce heat to low and let simmer until pasta is tender. (About 10 minutes.) Make sure you're stirring often so the pasta doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot. Promptly replace lid after stirring to retain moisture.
3. Once the pasta is tender and most of the pasta is absorbed, add the mustard, salt and pepper. If the mixture looks dry, add the remaining 1/4 cup of milk. Remove from heat and stir in cheddar cheese.

Recipe Source: Budget Bytes

1 comment:

  1. YUM!!!! I want this right now!!!

    (Btw, I don't know why it says "Unknown" it's your seester!)

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