10 Minute Mac & Cheese
Makes 4-6 servings
It’s easy to personalize this recipe to your liking. Add blanched broccoli, chopped tomato, fire-roasted chiles, minced ham, bay shrimp…really, anything that goes with cheese!
8 oz elbow macaroni or penne pasta
1 cup whole milk
1 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp warm water
4 oz Cabot Alpine Cheddar, Cabot Sharp Cheddar, Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar or Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 1 cup)
½ tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp salt
¼ cup crumbled bacon, optional
1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring milk to a simmer over medium heat, stirring often to prevent scorching.
3. In a small cup or bowl, completely dissolve cornstarch in water, stir into milk, continue stirring until sauce begins to simmer and thicken. Remove from heat and stir in cheese, mustard and salt.
4. Drain pasta, toss with sauce and serve hot. Garnish with bacon if desired.