Easy weeknight Mac and Cheese

We love comfort food! Who doesn’t? A warm dish on a cold night, something that just screams comfort and childhood. mmmmmmm. So since it has been unusually cold here, we decided last night was a great night to make some homemade Mac and Cheese. Since I am pregnant, we have been trying to eat healthy, but we made an exception last night 🙂

We looked for a recipe, but after looking at a few, I decided to combine them. Personally, I find shaped pasta tastes better for mac and cheese, so we used mini wagon wheels, but any pasta works for this dish. I also don’t measure things very often, so the measurements are approximate.

3 Tablespoons butter

3 Tablespoons flour

1 1/2 C 2% Milk

2 C sharp cheddar cheese

dash of Nutmeg

1/2 Tablespoon Caynne Pepper

1 Tablespoon Paperika

1 LB cooked pasta

1 C Sharp Cheddar cheese

In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Once fully melted, whisk in flour. whisk until fully cooked, about 3 minutes.img_7282.jpg

Slowly whisk in milk. Turn heat down to med/low. Let bubble and thicken, staring occasionally. Stir in 2 C of cheese, one handful at a time. Add in spices.

IMG_7284Mix in cooked pasta. Turn off heat. Add the last cup of cheese, and mix throughly.

IMG_7285Let me know what you think!

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