Today’s Macaroni and Cheese

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READY IN: 47mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Fill a large pot with about 6 quarts water and place over high heat.
  • Warm the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat, or in a glass measuring cup in a microwave, for about 1 minute.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, then stir in the flour—whisk until the mixture turns a deep golden, about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the warmed milk all at once and continue to whisk constantly until the mixture thickens and comes to a full boil, 4-5 minutes (whisk diligently and there will be no lumps).
  • Stir in the salsa, remove from heat, then stir in the cheese, stirring until cheese is melted.
  • Taste and season with salt.
  • When the water comes to a boil, add in pasta.
  • Stir so no pieces stick together; boil until pasta is al dente, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Drain pasta well and return to the pot.
  • Stir in the cheese sauce, then spoon mixture into a serving dish; sprinkle with cilantro.
  • *If you want a crusted macaroni and cheese—spoon mixture into a buttered baking dish; top with ½ cup bread crumbs mixed with 1 tablespoon melted butter and bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes, until richly browned and crisp.
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