Sunday, July 26, 2015

One Pan Mac and Cheese


Growing up, I was an extremely picky eater. I hated to see anything green in my food. One of the few things that I would eat (and could eat every. single. day.) was mac and cheese. It's still one of my favorite foods... and I could still probably eat it every day (but it would not be very good for my health...)

I recently figured out a way to make mac and cheese easier. In the past, I had been making a roux to make the sauce and boiling the pasta separately. This is probably the easiest mac and cheese recipe you'll come across- and it doesn't come with a neon orange powder. 


One Pan Macaroni and Cheese (Makes 4 servings)
1/2 box Macaroni Noodles
2 cups Water
1/2 cup Milk
2 tbsp Butter
2 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese
2 slices American Cheese
Shaved Pecorino Cheese
Salt 
Pepper 
Garlic Powder

1. In a large saute pan, bring the noodles and water to a boil.
2. Once it boils for about 2 minutes, add the milk and butter. 
3. When the noodles become about 75% cooked (try one), add the cheese in. Chop up the cheddar, and shave the pecorino with a vegetable peeler. You can shave about 10-12 pieces. Add more if you wish!
4. Mix the cheese into the mixture, and then add seasoning to taste. Pecorino is salty, so you can add less salt than you normally would. 
5. Continue to mix the mac and cheese until the sauce thickens. You don't need to add any flour, because the starch from the pasta will help to thicken the sauce. 
6. Add more milk if the noodles become too dry. Once you get the right consistency and the noodles are done cooking, serve!


This is one of the simplest recipes you will come across, and it will be done in just over 20 minutes! Perfect way to enjoy comfort food made with love and cheese (although they're basically the same thing) Thanks for reading! :)

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