Friday, November 4, 2011
This is another meal I made while trying to clean out my pantry/fridge before the move. It was a delicious mac & cheese and my family really loved it!
Broccoli and White Cheddar Mac & Cheese
Recipe adapted from Craving Chronicles
3 cups fresh broccoli
1/2 pound elbow macaroni
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/3 cups milk
4 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
2 ounces pepper jack cheese, grated
salt to taste
Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add elbow macaroni and broccoli. Cook until noodles are done.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and whisk to form a paste (roux). Cook 1-2 minutes to eliminate raw flour taste. Slowly pour in milk, whisking briskly to remove lumps. Continue cooking over medium heat, whisking constantly, until milk mixture thickens. Remove from heat and whisk in shredded cheese. Add salt to taste.
Add drained macaroni and broccoli back to pot. Pour cheese sauce over macaroni and stir to combine.