Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Super Simple Mac and Cheese Italian Style
An absolute family favorite, this stove top prepared macaroni and cheese is amazing with Italian spices and cheeses. This macaroni and cheese is something we eat so often I don't need a recipe.
Welcome to "Simply Delicious", where I will share with you dishes that are fast and easy to prepare. With a mere 7 ingredients and 15 minutes you can have this fantastic Mac & Cheese on your table. Add in some precooked sausage, kielbasa or prosciutto along with some frozen peas and you have yourself a fantastic two pot meal in under 20 minutes!!!
Super Simple Mac & Cheese Italian Style
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups 2% milk
1 pound mini penne pasta
8 ounces of Italian blend shredded cheese (I prefer Kroger brand)
1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning (I prefer McCormick Tuscan Style Italian Seasoning)
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, cook pasta al dente. Drain pasta once it is cooked and set aside. Work on the next step while your pasta is cooking.
Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pan over medium heat melt butter, add flour and Italian seasoning and whisk for 2 -3 minutes to cook out the 'floury' taste.
Add milk and continue to whisk, allow milk to thicken.
Add cheeses and whisk until combined.
Add cheese to pasta and stir to combine. Pasta thickens as it sits. Serve.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com