Stove Top Macaroni Made Easy

 

 

 

We learned how to make breakfast go a little smoother earlier this week.  Is it possible to have an easy lunch plan too?  For a long time, I thought all I could manage was throwing chicken nuggets or easy mac into the microwave.  Have you looked at the ingredients on those quick “meals”?  There has to be a healthier alternative to boxed macaroni that is just as easy to make, right? As easy as Kraft? Not quite, but close! My macaroni and cheese is a big hit in the Pollman house.

Stovetop Mac

I can have the cheese sauce made before the pasta is finished. That’s how easy this recipe is. I like to get out all the ingredients and get them ready to throw right in. First I fill a large pot as directed on the pasta box with water. I get that going on the burner at a high heat to boil. Then I pull out the milk, cheese, butter, flour, and garlic salt.

I measure out the ingredients and get them ready to help the process along. This requires excess dishes and isn’t required.

Ingredients for cheese sauce

So now, the water is heating. My ingredients are ready, I toss some butter into a smaller pot on medium heat and get it melted. Then I quickly stir in the flour.  This creates a thick consistency.  At this time, I turn the heat down to low and SLOWLY add milk. I have dumped it in, and had it work out, but it is much better to add slowly while stirring to get a creamy consistency. Once the milk is starting to bubble a little, I add the cheese. I stir until it is completely melted.Steps for cheese sauce

Now, the pasta is done, and can be drained. I return the pasta into the large pot, and stir in my cheese. It’s more simple than it sounds! I like to add a teaspoon of garlic salt. You can add whatever seasoning you would like!

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Macaroni
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Cook Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. For the Pasta;
  2. 16oz Pasta
  3. 4 quarts Water
  4. 1/4 C Butter
  5. 1/4 C Flour
  6. 2 C Milk
  7. 2 1/2 Cheese
For the Pasta
  1. Bring 4 quarts water to a boil.
  2. Add pasta. Toss in a dash of salt if you like.
  3. Cook until tender (9 minutes, stirring ocassionally)
  4. Drain, and return to large pot.
For the Cheese Sauce
  1. Melt Butter in the pot.
  2. Stir in Flour.
  3. Slowly add Milk while Stirring.
  4. Once the bubbling occurs, stir in cheese.
  5. Stir Until melted.
  6. Add contents to the pasta.
  7. Add 1 tsp garlic salt
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Tips:

I like to use extra sharp cheddar for a really cheesy taste. The cheese you use makes a huge difference in the flavor of the dish.

I also find it best to use a rubber spatula for stirring. 

Let me know how this recipe works for you!

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