kup of mac n cheese

i know you guys have been waiting for this. you have probs been waiting for tooooooo long and thats allllll my fault!

well, its here.

my famous mac n’ cheese. yes, f.a.m.o.u.s.

it killed me slowly to measure for this recipe. i NEVER measure for this! i shake a little this, a little of that, add a hand full of whatever or keep adding until i think it looks/tastes good. i was actually super worried that i was going to add too much of something and it would taste gross. but i got it all tasting good on the first try…even with measuring…its from all my years of culinary experience 😉

now, dont go thinking that this is hard because you have to make a sauce. i have made this so much, i could make the cheese sauce in my sleep. well, maybe not. that seems as if that could get messy lol.

oh yeah, while i made the mac n’ cheese. nick made us drinks! just one of my favorites, a whiskey sour with egg white.

here is what is needed:

  • box of your favorite noodles, i use banza
  • 1.5- 2 cups of either broccoli or cauliflower, cooked
  • 2-4 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1-2 cups milk, i use almond milk
  • ~2-2.5 cups of cheese of your choice, i normally use cheddar, feta and Parmesan but whatever you have on hand is fine.
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard power
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika

first things first, start boiling the water for your noodles and your veggies.

cut with your veggie of choice. i like both so its hard to say what i would recommend.

boil noodles as it says on the package and boil the veggies for only a few minutes, its up to you as to how soft you want them. normally boil mine for threeish minutes.

drain and rinse both and set aside.

now its time to make your cheese sauce! doing “ugh” me, its not that hard.

in a large saucepan, over low to medium heat, melt your butter.

once the better is melted, you will want to add in your flour by whisking it in. (i always start out with 2 tbsp. i slowly add little by little but i always end up using 4 tbsp). here, you want to create a paste. youll know if you have used enough flour because your mixture will be a paste rather than loose butter and flour.

next add your 2 cups of milk and continue to whisk until the milk and your butter-flour paste are combined and semi smooth.

turn down your heat to low and add your cheeses. here it is up to you as to how much cheese and what sort of cheeses you want to use. i normally just add what i think is going to work (or whatever i have in the house). once your cheeses are added, whisk in the cheese until combined and smooth. add spices and stir together. (at this point, the sauce can become a little thick so i always add more milk. the more milk you add, the thinner your cheese sauce will be. i would say i use an extra cup of milk when i make it. again, up to you as to the thickness you want).

stir your choice of veggies into cheese sauce and serve over noodles!

see, we made it!

enjoy & i hope to see you guys make this 🙂

xoxo kelsey

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