Use your microwave to cook up a simple, creamy sauce of milk, flour, butter and shredded Cheddar cheese to pour over cooked macaroni. Try experimenting with different varieties of cheese to make this homey dish your own.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 1 cup elbow macaroni
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine milk, flour and salt and pepper to taste; whisk or beat until smooth. Add butter and cheese; microwave on high for 5 minutes and whisk until smooth. Microwave for an additional 4 to 5 minutes and whisk or beat until smooth and no lumps remain.
Add cooked pasta to mixture; stir and serve.