Mac ‘n (4)cheese
So your cheese imagination is your only limit here! My cheese combinations change every time I make this dish, but here is the one I used for the meal in the photos!
2 tbs butter
2 tbs flour
1/2 cup milk
1 C grated cheddar
1/2 C grated parmesan
1/4 C cream cheese
1/4 C asiago
salt & ground pepper
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, over low heat. Add the flour & cook, stirring continuously, until the mixture is smooth and starts to bubble - about 30-40 seconds.
Stir in the milk gradually, and cook until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Remove from heat.
Now add the 4 cheeses, and place on low heat. Cook, while stirring, for a few minutes until the cheese melts. Add salt & pepper to taste.
Pour over the cooked & drained macaroni and stir around, until the pasta is evenly coated.
If you wish, you can top with all kinds of things at this point: jalapenos, green onions, oregano, etc! Go wild :D
We like serving it up in individual french onion soup bowls! Then you can add some extra cheese, grate a bit of crusty bread on top, and pop into the oven for a few minutes to get a bit of a crispy crust going!