What’s For Dinner?
Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
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5:30 CHALLENGE: 5 INGREDIENTS, 30 MINUTES
On chilly days, a soothing bowl of hot, creamy macaroni and cheese would definitely fill the bill.
While mac and cheese is a bit of an extravagance in terms of cheesy goodness, if eaten in moderation, it's an acceptable indulgence at this time of year. -- Jeanne Besser
Hands on time: Total time: 30 minutes Serves: 4
8 ounces (2 cups) elbow macaroni
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup 1 percent or 2 percent milk
1 (8-ounce) block sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add flour and whisk well to incorporate. Cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute, whisking constantly. Add milk and bring to a simmer, whisking frequently. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until mixture thickens. Add cheese and stir well to combine. When cheese has completely melted, add drained macaroni and stir well to combine.
To make the meal: Green beans and mixed salad