Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mac and Cheese with a Bite

Mmmm. Just sitting down with a bowl of mac and cheese and steamed broccoli to watch Gossip Girl reruns. I added some cayenne to the the simple roux sauce for an extra kick and it provides just the right amount of spice to go with the rich cheese flavor. Enjoy!

Mac and Cheese with a Bite
1 lb. Whole Wheat Rotini
4 oz. Colby-Jack 2% Cheese shredded
4 oz. Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
1 1/2 cups 1% Milk
3 tabl. Butter
4 tabl. Flour
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 teas. Cayenne Pepper
Boil Pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile in a medium saucepan melt butter over low heat and slowly mix in flour after butter is melted. Begin adding milk, stirring constantly to avoid lumps, as the flour and butter mixture will thicken too much if not thinned; let roux come to a slow boil and boil for one minute then add in shredded cheese and spices. Mix until cheese is melted then pour in pasta. Serve after pasta has been coated with the roux. 

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