Monday, September 15, 2008
On My Hearth: Skillet Mac and Cheese
I'll be serving this with a big green salad and the option of veggie burgers or chic patties to round out the meal. Instead of elbows, I'll be using this new pasta shape because I fell in love with the little butterflies and can't wait to try them! *grin* Yeah, I'm easily amused!
Skillet Mac & Cheese
From Taste of Home's Simple & Delicious
“You could use salt and pepper to taste, but we don't feel it needs it. This is so simple it seems almost too easy! But you'll love it and fix it often.” -Ann Bowers of Rockport, Texas
CATEGORY Main Dish
METHOD Stovetop - One-Dish
PREP 5 min.
COOK 20 min.
TOTAL 25 min.
* 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
* 3/4 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
Cook macaroni according to the package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add cream; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Stir in cheese until melted.
Drain macaroni; add to cheese mixture. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.