Easy Mac and Cheese

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz pasta, any shape
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1 cups shredded cheese (i.e cheddar, monterey jack, or colby)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • (Can add peas, corn, etc. to enhance the dish if you desire)

 

Instructions
 
  1. In a large pot bring salted water to a boil
  2. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside. ( I added butter to the pasta to prevent sticking together whilst I make the sauce)
  3. For the sauce I start by warming 1/2 cup of the milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Constantly whisking Then with the remaining ½ cup of milk add the flour until fully incorporated.
  4. When you begin to see steam rising from the milk, whisk in the milk-and-flour mixture. Continue whisking until the milk thickens slightly (3-4 minutes). 
  5. Turning down the heat and add the shredded cheese into the milk.
  6. Stir in the salt (only if needed) and adjust seasoning as desired
  7. Continue to stir until all the cheese has melted and the sauce is creamy. 
  8. Finally combine the pasta and cheese sauce. Stir to coat the pasta evenly. 
  9. Serve the mac and cheese immediately while still warm. 
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