Recipe Monday: Mac N Cheese

28 Nov

In the spirit of Thanksgiving this past weekend I decided to share my Mac N Cheese recipe that Ben and I make when we’re in need of comfort food and on the holidays.

The original is here from Rachel Ray and naturally I altered it slightly to my liking.

Mac N Cheese


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 8 oz package shredded sharp white cheddar cheese (I recommend Cabot)
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg + more to taste
  • 1 pound rotini


Heat a medium, deep skillet over medium heat. Add oil and butter. When butter melts into the oil, add flour and combine. Gently cook, whisking flour and butter together, until smooth and flour has had a chance to cook, about 3 minutes. Slowly add milk while continuing to whisk. Gently bring milk to a bubble while stirring frequently. Allow the milk to thicken a bit, then stir in shredded cheddar cheese a handful at a time (reserve enough to sprinkle on the top later). Season sauce with nutmeg. Add cooked pasta to sauce and coat completely by turning over and over in the cheese sauce. Transfer to a baking dish and place under a hot broiler until cheese browns.

Also want to wish a very happy birthday to my best friend since 7th grade, Miss Brookie Cookie. We bonded on a school bus over our matching butterfly clips when we were 13 and have been best friends ever since.

Sara & Brooke - Circa 2002 - Sending you love from hundreds of miles away, always.

And there you have it :). Hope you enjoy!


One Response to “Recipe Monday: Mac N Cheese”


  1. Happy Everything « Boy Girl Dog - December 30, 2011

    […] and gravy, Ben and I got busy on our highly sophisticated side dishes. Mac N Cheese (our recipe here) and Creamed Spinach (this is another one of mom’s gems). We’re all about eating […]

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