Sunday, January 2, 2011

Ultimate (unhealthy) Mac & Cheese

Nothing says comfort like a steaming bowl of mac & cheese. And the ultimate recipe I follow for mac & cheese is thanks to a recipe from my friend Barb Rodney, so I really can't take credit for it's origin. It's very easy to make and but ooooh so cheesy and good. We make this for dinner and it reheats great for lunches! A perfect recessionista meal! Since we ran/walked the 6 mile loop in Central Park this morning, I felt we earned it! So work your booty out a bit this week then reward yourself with this indulgent dinner.

Barb's Classic Mac & Cheese
1 1 lb. box Rotini (or macaroni noodles)

1 stick unsalted butter

2 cups heavy cream

1 1/2 cups milk

4 cups shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (I like to mix yellow & white cheddar)

Salt & Pepper

Breadcrumbs, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 pan. Cook rotini per package directions. While it is cooking, make the cheese sauce. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, wisk in 2 TBSP. flour. Slowly stir in milk and cream. Bring to a gentle boil then stir in cheese. Pour over cooked noodles then pour into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and bake for 30 minutes.


Unknown said...

joy... i'm making this tonight! so excited!

Joy Walters said...

Let me know what you think!!!