Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mom's Microwave Mac & Cheese

The recent cold weather has brought along with it early cravings for winter foods. So for dinner tonight I made my mom's mac and cheese. This is a great recipe and both kids and adults alike will enjoy it. I've made some alterations to the original recipe to make it a bit healthier. If anyone wants the original recipe, let me know, and I can put up the changes I've made. Although this may sound a bit unappealing, since it is made in a microwave, it is both quick and yummy. And it also freezes well, should there be any leftovers.

Macaroni

2 C uncooked whole-wheat macaroni
2 C hot water
1 tbsp. light margarine
¼ C chopped onion
¾ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
¼ tsp. Keen’s mustard spice (or paprika)
1 ¼ C milk (regular or soy)
8 oz. (240g) reduced-fat old cheddar cheese (small package)
1/4 C whole-wheat flour



1. Put first 7 ingredients in a casserole. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Stir, cover and microwave on medium for 4 - 6 minutes.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and microwave for 12 minutes, stirring every 4 minutes. Macaroni should be tender and mixture should be bubbly.

6 comments:

Ashley said...

Mmmm... Eric and I love this one :)

Chronicles of a Medical Student said...

I just started reading you blog. Cooking is great stress relief and it helps keep the bills down when you are in school. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love this one too!! Mom made a great mac and cheese. Kris

Lindsay said...

I hope you'll enjoy! Thanks for reading.

Anonymous said...

that was the best mac and cheese!

Brandi said...

Lindsay..WOW...what a wonderful and easy child friendly recipe! The problem is that Lawson won't stop eating spoonfuls of the dish! Can't wait to serve it at his first birthday party next week :) Thank-you for sharing!