Stovetop Mac & Cheese Recipe

Ingredients
  • 2 cups elbows or shells macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups half & half, warmed
  • 2 cups shredded cheeses - cheddar and monterey jack
  • 1 cup crushed crackers or 1 cup bread crumbs
  • salt
Directions
Preheat oven to 325°. In a large saucepan, add enough water and salt to boil the macaroni. Cook until firm, drain.

In the same saucepan, melt 2 T. of butter over medium heat.

Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add the warmed half & half and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture is hot and thick, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Stir in the cheeses until melted, add the macaroni. Spray a 9x13 glass dish with non stick cooking spray. Spoon the macaroni mixture into the dish. Melt 2 Tbsp. of butter and mix with either the crackers or the bread crumbs. Sprinkle on the top. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.

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