Is it just me, or is it officially comfort food season? I mean, I make it all year round but now I can shout about it all day long if I want. Let's just put it out in the world that there isn't much that tastes better than homemade mac and cheese.
This was actually a very throw together version of mac and cheese. Taking bits and pieces I remembered from several other recipes I love. I promise though, it is thoroughly delicious and tastes nothing like a throw together meal.
HOMEMADE MAC & CHEESE
1 lb. Elbow pasta noodles
4 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
1 3/4 cup Milk
2 cups Cheese (I used a Monterey Jack blend)
1/2 - 1 cup Cheese to sprinkle (I used a combination of mozzarella and medium cheddar)
1. Cook elbow noodles according to box instructions, leaving them on the chewy side. If they are too tender they will mush after baking.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and pull out your 9x13 pyrex dish.
3. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Once completely melted whisk in flour. Stir until combined and then whisk for 5 minutes to create a roux (the base for a cream sauce or gravy).
4. Remove pan from stove and add one egg and whisk quickly to combine before egg can cook. Once combined, return to heat and whisk for 3 minutes. Add the greek yogurt and whisk until completely combined.
5. Slowly add in the milk, stirring as to let it combined and melt together. Cook for 5 minutes and stir constantly until very thick.
6. Remove from heat and slowly stir in 2 cups of cheese, whisking until melted.
7. Once melted pour the cheese sauce over the noodles and stir until all the noodles are covered.
8. Pour noodles into pyrex dish and level.
9. Sprinkle remaining cheese over mac & cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and slight browning.
10. Cool and chow down!
Now go forth and eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What? I've heard it's been done.
Author: Hannah Reynolds
Photography & Styling: Pommel Lane
Lettering: Pommel Lane
Photo Actions: A Beautiful Mess - Eleanor