Creamy Homemade Mac and Cheese
Made this awesome mac and cheese for a picnic. I was able to smother a bag and a half of macaroni with this awesome cheese sauce! My tip to you is taste the sauce while you make it, after you add each cup or so of cheese, to make it the way you like it! This sauce can be made two ways, light and rich, which is why many ingredients have 2 measurements. Have at it, and make yourself some easy comfort food! Just stir in the cheeses slowly, to melt, and cheese and season to taste, literally takes maybe 20 minutes to make. Oh and cook the pasta while you make your sauce, for a super quick dinner! Pairs great with Cornbread, salad, and any meat
- 2 Tbs Butter
- 2 Tbs All Purpose Flour
- 2-3 Cups Milk
- 1 Tbs Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Pepper
- 1-2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (whole milk for creamy mac, or part-skim for healthier)
- 2-4 Cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 1-2 Cups Monterey Jack Cheese
- 1 Bag cooked Macaroni
- For super rich and creamy add another half stick of butter when mixing at the end.
- Melt butter, and whisk in flour over medium heat in a large skillet. Cook rue mixture, continuing to stir for 60 seconds.
- Slowly whisk in 1 cup of Milk, Let thicken and then add another full cup of milk. The remaining cup of milk can be added over time while you add the cheese if you want a thinner sauce.
- Season the white sauce with garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Add 1 cup of mozzarella to the white sauce and use a wooden spoon or heat resistant spatula to stir slowly. Allow for the cheese to melt completely.
- The remaining cheese can be added a cup at a time to your taste. If you would like to make the full, rich sauce follow the largest amounts of the recipe. -otherwise only use 1 cup of mozzarella in the sauce and only 2 cups of cheddar.
- Once you have either added all the ingredients or have cut back on some of the cheese to your liking, pour in the cooked macaroni pasta and mix it together. Serve up the mac, and top with Monterey Jack cheese and a sprinkling of salt and pepper to taste.