1 box of noodles. I like either the Barilla Protein Plus elbows, or rotini. Or any brand of LARGE elbows.
Cook until al dente.
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
Melt butter on medium heat, in sauce pan and sprinkle in flour stirring constantly with a whisk.
As flour begins to thicken the butter add:
1 1/4 cup of scalded milk OR half and half, OR fat-free half and half. Don’t worry. I’m not going to judge you either way.
Continue to whisk sauce and add:
1 cup of shredded SHARP cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of shredded mozzerella
1 cup of scalded milk
pinch of nutmeg, (You must do this. It is not optional and I will judge you if you don’t.)
a couple of shakes of garlic salt and pepper to taste.
Mix your sauce and noodles– you are going to want to eat it all out of the pan. And you CAN, because it’s delicious. But really, you’ll be even happier, if you top it with shredded cheddar cheese and pop it in a 350 degree oven until the cheese is melted and the casserole is bubbly.
Again, you’re welcome or I’m sorry, depending on your diet needs. And really Aunt LuLu has zero room to talk about this one. I came up with this recipe after watching Bobby Flay throw down over some Mac and Cheese, using what I had in my fridge.