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Easy Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

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Easy Creamy Macaroni and Cheese is a cinch to whip up 30 minutes or less, and made lighter than traditional mac and cheese with lowfat milk and no heavy cream!

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces small pasta noodles like elbows or shells
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/2 cups lowfat milk (1-2 percent works well)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Instructions

  • Add pasta to a pot of boiling salted water, boil til tender, then drain and rinse with cold water. Toss pasta with 2 teaspoons oil and set aside. 
  • In a large skillet melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in flour. Very gradually whisk in 2 cups milk until smooth and creamy. Stir in garlic powder.
  • Stir in cheese until completely melted and fully incorporated. Add a little milk if needed (up to 1/2 cup) to thin the sauce if it is too thick for your liking. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Stir in cooked pasta and serve. Garnish with cracked black pepper and chopped parsley if desired. 
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