Homemade Mac and Cheese on the Stove

Homemade Mac and Cheese on the Stove
The cheese sauce for this homemade mac and cheese turned out smooth and creamy. I love that you can eat mac and cheese with just about anything. I sauteed a chopped up jalapeno and added it to half this batch of macaroni and cheese. It added a little kick.  You can add green peas, ham,... Scroll down for the rest!
homemade mac and cheese with arugula

The cheese sauce for this homemade mac and cheese turned out smooth and creamy. I love that you can eat mac and cheese with just about anything. I sauteed a chopped up jalapeno and added it to half this batch of macaroni and cheese. It added a little kick. mac and cheese with jalapeno

You can add green peas, ham, chicken, bacon, broccoli, etc. I had a huge container of arugula in our refrigerator, so I topped my macaroni and cheese with arugula. It was delicious and the contrast of the orange and green was lovely.

Homemade Mac and Cheese on the Stove

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. pasta (you can use macaroni or any other kind you like)
  • 1 1/2 C. whole milk, separated
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 C. medium or sharp cheddar cheese, grated (I grated my own… not sure if you’ll get the same smooth consistency if you use the pre-grated kind)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

Instructions:

  1. Cook pasta al dente, according to its package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, add only 1 Cup of the milk over medium heat.
  3. In a small cereal bowl, whisk together the flour and the last 1/2 C. of milk. Set aside. When you start to see bits of steam coming from the warm milk, whisk in the milk/flour mixture. Continue whisking until the milk thickens to about a heavy cream consistency.
  4. Turn the heat to very low, and whisk in the grated cheese until smooth. Stir in the salt and turmeric powder. Add a little more salt if desired.
  5. Pour cheese sauce over the cooked pasta, stir and serve warm! homemade mac and cheese

homemade mac and cheese on the stove with arugula

*Inspired by THIS recipe.

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Homemade Mac and Cheese on the Stove

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