We love cheese in this house, and pasta, too. It’s really easy to make your own mac and cheese, and it doesn’t take a whole lot longer than making the stuff that comes in the box.
First, put a pot of salted water on to boil. When it comes to a boil, add a small box of macaroni and cook according to the directions on the package. Once it’s cooked, drain the pasta and set aside.
Meanwhile, you can start the sauce. On medium heat, melt two tbsp of butter, and add two tbsp of flour and whisk until smooth. Add one tbsp of Dijon mustard, and two cloves of crushed garlic. Slowly whisk in about 2 cups of milk. Add some black pepper. Continue to stir, making sure the milk doesn’t scald. When the milk has heated, add 3 cups of grated cheese. We used some cheddar, mozzarella and havarti. Once the cheese has melted, add a pinch of crushed pepper flakes. Add to the macaroni, and eat immediately.
The beauty of this recipe is that you can use whatever pasta and cheese that you wish. It can be different every time you make it!