Mac n cheese Heaven

Posted on April 27, 2011. Filed under: Main Course | Tags: , |

Thanks to depression break up and a break out of mono, food really hasn’t been on my mind. Yesterday I finally felt well enough to eat something and stumbled on this recipe for Margarita Mac and Cheese. My roommate Maureen loves Margarita pizza, so I thought she’d like a mac and cheese version to. Enjoy!

Margarita Mac and Cheese
(thanks to http://www.whatmegansmaking.com/2011/01/margarita-mac-and-cheese.html )

Margarita Mac and Cheese
adapted from Betty Crocker

6 to 7 ounces elbow macaroni
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried basil (or 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil, plus extra for serving)
2-3 cups mozzarella cheese
1 can diced tomatoes, drained.

For sauce:
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 cups milk

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375. Cook macaroni as directed on the package. While macaroni is cooking, prepare the sauce.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes, or until garlic is fragrant. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper and cook over low heat, stirring until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir one minute. Set aside.
  3. Drain pasta and mix with the drained diced tomatoes. Place half of the macaroni in an ungreased 2-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with half the salt, pepper, basil and cheese. Repeat with remaining macaroni, salt, pepper, basil and cheese. Pour sauce over macaroni. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer. Serve with fresh basil.

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