Sunday, April 10, 2016

Homemade Macaroni Cheese

Here in Canada the amount of packet Macaroni Cheese that gets eaten is phenomenal, it is a huge mainstay for many families. It is unfortunately full of cancer causing colors and flavors that just do not need to be in something so simple an easy, a meal with very few ingredients. Here is my version of this classic tasty favorite.

1 packet of macaroni or elbow pasta (about 225g) We use organic pasta
2 oz of unsalted butter
 2 tbsp of white flour or cornstarch
4 cups of milk
1 1/2 cups of grated cheese

Fill a large pan bring some water to a boil and add the pasta, cook for about 10 to 15 minutes until just tender.
Whilst the pasta is cooking place the butter, flour or cornstarch and milk into a pan and cook on low until thickened, make sure you stir it or it will be lumpy. Once the mixture has started to thicken add the cheese and mix until well combined. Season with pepper and take off the heat.
Once the pasta is ready, drain well. Watery pasta will make the sauce to thin.
Add the cheese sauce to the pasta combining well. Put the macaroni cheese in a large baking dish and sprinkle with extra grated cheese and some Parmesan cheese (optional)
Grill until bubbly and serve
This will serve 6 and leave leftovers!

Simple and Satisfying

It takes very little time or effort to make this dish. It really is worth making. Enjoy proper Macaroni Cheese without hurting out health. It is good on the budget too!

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