Creamy Macaroni & Cheese - for Two or One

Total Time
40mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
30 mins

I shouldn't be surprised that there are more than 600 recipes for this dish. After reading many, many of them, I have come to the conclusion that this one has it's place here at Zaar. The sauce is smooth and creamy, with little pockets of melted cheese throughout. I hope you like this as much as I do. Cooking time includes the making of the sauce and baking.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven at 350°F.
  2. Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al-dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat the milk in the microwave, on high for 1-1/2 minutes.
  4. In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add salt, pepper and chopped onion. Sauté on medium heat, until the onion is transparent and soft, but not brown.
  5. Sprinkle the flour on top, and allow the butter to absorb some of it before stirring.
  6. Add the hot milk in 3 additions, stirring constantly. The mixture will get thick very quickly.
  7. After the final addition of milk, continue heating the mixture, on medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick and bubbly.
  8. *Remove from heat* and stir in the grated cheese, chives and red pepper flakes.
  9. Add the drained pasta and mix well.
  10. Fold in the cubed cheese.
  11. Pour into two greased onion soup bowls.
  12. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
  13. Allow to cool a bit before serving.