Chef Nyasha is helping our moms out with this one, with a tasty option for all our little ones. Moms and dolls – Mac ’n’ Cheese
1 1/2 cups uncooked macaroni
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cup plain Panko bread crumbs (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 and bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Add the pasta and cook 2 minutes less than the package directs. Drain and set aside.
In a large oven-safe skillet (if you don't have a skillet that goes in the oven you can transfer your mac and cheese to a baking dish in a bit), melt the butter and add the flour.
Stir until the flour cooks and the raw flour flavor is gone—this will take about a minute or so.
Add the milk, salt and pepper and cook over medium heat.
Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce thickens--another 5 to 6 minutes then add the cheese and stir until it melts.
Add the pasta and stir.
If transferring to a baking dish, spray the dish with non-stick spray. If not, transfer your skillet to the oven and top with the bread crumbs if you are using them.
Bake until golden and bubbly--about 35-40 minutes.