My girls adore macaroni and cheese.
They liked the instant out of a box type until they tasted my homemade version.
Now they are hooked and may never go back to the other kind.
This really is easy and can be made in under half an hour.
You can use whatever kind of cheese you like. I used old Cheddar and Mozzarella here.
You may also omit the spices and bacon if you wish.
Did I mention how easy this is?
I'll bet after one bite you will be hooked too.
Now really...who needs "instant dinner from a box"?
Spicy Macaroni and Cheese
- 1/2 package elbow macaroni
- 4tbs butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 3 cups milk
- 3 cups mixed strong shredded cheese
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
- 1/4 cup Bacon crumbled
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
Meanwhile in a small saucepan over medium heat melt the butter.
Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Slowly add the milk and whisk until thickened.
Add the mustard and nutmeg.
Add salt and pepper to taste
Add 2 cups of cheese and stir until blended.
Drain cooked pasta and return to pot add sauce and mix well.
Place in oven proof baking dish and sprinkle with bacon and breadcrumbs over top. Bake in oven till top is browned and cheese is bubbly, about 25 minutes.