Comfort food at it’s finest

This recipe is easily favorite comfort food. Right on up with there with mashed potatoes… Mmm nnmmm mmm. I LOVE macaroni and cheese. I like the ones that are baked with a little crumble on top as much as the next girl, but there’s something about this simple creamy sauce that gets me every time. SO stinkin good. Dang. I’m making this. Like, right now. It sounds SO GOOD.

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 35 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 3 c cooked macaroni, drained and set aside
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 T. butter
  • 4 T. flour
  • 2 c milk
  • 2 c grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
Directions

  1. Melt butter in saucepan over med-low heat. 
  2. Add onion and cook until soft and light-brown color.  Stir in flour, cook & stir for 1 minute or until bubbly. 
  3. Pour in milk, stir in then turn up heat to med-high. 
  4. Cook and stir for a few minutes or until the sauce has thickened. 
  5. Turn heat down to low, stir in cheese and spices until cheese is melted. 
  6. Stir in cooked macaroni until well blended. Serve warm.

**You can also add other cheeses like parmesan or 1/2 cup jalapeno cheddar cheese (gives just a bit of bite). If it gets too thick, stir in a bit of milk
**It’s also delicious to use half-and-half for half of the the amount of milk called for.
***AMAZING flavor combo: Ricotta, cheddar, swiss, monterey jack… YUM.

source: Barbara Bird and Lisa Hawks