Recipe Thursday - One Pot Mac and Cheese

Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:25
One Pot Mac and Cheese - easy back to school dinner One Pot Mac and Cheese - easy back to school dinner

It's a lightning-quick stovetop version of mac and cheese, made with spaghetti. No spaghetti? Use ziti. No ziti? How about shells? We can change this recipe every time or keep it the same but one thing won't change: the great taste!
 
Ingredients
•1 pound spaghetti
•1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
•1/2 cup all-purpose flour
• 4 cups (1 quart) milk
• 6 cups (24 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
•1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon black pepper        
 

Directions:
In a soup pot, cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and set aside in colander.
In the same pot, melt butter over medium heat then stir in flour.
 
Gradually stir in milk and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until thickened, stirring frequently.
 
Add cheese, dry mustard, salt, and pepper and stir for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Add spaghetti and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through, stirring constantly. Serve immediately.
 
Serve with steamed vegetables or a tossed salad.
 
Serves 4
Courtesy of mrfood.com

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