I remember walking home for lunch and preparing my lunch everyday from grade 6 till grade 8 and most times it was that same old blue box of mac’ n’ cheese….I honestly couldn’t get enough of it! Two teaspoons of butter and a bit of milk stirring in that powder cheese, oh ya I was all gourmet even then;)
I still could go for a box of that stuff every now and again…but I would much rather have it made with love & wholesome ingredients!
Shopping has become rather a new experience for me, reading labels and ingredients trying to eat healthier, found it interesting that some cheeses are made from modified milk ingredients rather than just milk! Well to my luck I did find a cheese that is made with 100% Canadian dairy and its first ingredient is…milk, yay! No modified anything in the list!
Taste great too, just like the cheddar cheese I grew up with! That could be because its the same cheese my Grandfather used to get.
I really just threw everything in the pot hoping it would turn out, and it did turn out in fact its the best tasting homemade mac and cheese I have tried.
Update: Since I first made this, the measurements are spot on! I have made variations of it with jalapeno havarti cheese and it’s amazing. When I make it with cheddar, I started to add a little sriracha to it, it gives a nice flavour and a little kick. I have made this without putting it in the oven as well when I am in a rush, it’s delicious either way.
What you will need:
- 3 tbsp salted butter
- 3 heaping kitchen tablespoon flour
- 2 cups 2% milk
- salt to taste
- 2 cups grated medium or old cheddar cheese
- 1/2 tsp mustard or a bit more I just squeezed it in
- 1 tsp or more of sriracha sauce
- dash of paprika
- 400 gr bag of elbow macaroni boiled
- 3-4 tbsp bread crumbs or Panko
- sprinkle of romano or parmesan cheese
Melt butter in sauce pan, whisk in flour and quickly whisk in milk, stir constantly till thickened cooking on medium heat, add in the mustard and cheddar cheese, season with salt remove from heat, stir in sriracha sauce, and paprika. Add in the boiled and drained macaroni, combine and transfer to buttered baking dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs or Panko crumbs if desired. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes, broil for a minute or two so the crumbs brown. Serve right away, enjoy!