2 weeks ago, my son had a very serious question for me…
“Mom, what’s mac-n-cheese?”
11 years old, and he doesn’t know about mac-n-cheese?!
It’s one thing to not know about the K-word macaroni and cheese, yet quite another not to know about homemade real food mac-n-cheese (which is a thousand times better, anyway)!
So I knew what I must do. Macaroni and cheese was going back on the menu — real-food style!
Homemade Real Food Mac-n-Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is back on the menu — real-food style!
Boil the noodles in salty water according to the package directions.
Tinkyada pasta takes 15 to 18 minutes to cook, which is longer than other noodles, but they have a great texture and hold up well, so I like them best.
Drain, then put back in the pot still hot.
Add butter, cream, cheese, and any other add-ins (like beef hot dogs cut in pieces).
Stir a bit.
Cover so that the heat will melt the butter and cheese.
Season to taste with pepper.
*I like the Tinkyada brand.
**The noodles are salty if boiled in salty water. The cheese is salty. The butter is salty (if salted butter). And the hot dogs are salty. So... additional salt is not usually necessary.
Looking for other real food recipes? Try these…
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Do you love real food macaroni and cheese? How do you make yours?
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