June 18, 2010

Creamy Mac and Cheese

Creamy Mac and Cheese

8 oz. whole wheat pasta
2 tbs butter
3 tbs flour
2 cups milk
4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Spray an 8" x 8" baking dish with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cook pasta according to package directions.  In a medium size pot, melt butter.  Whisk in flour, stirring continuously for 2 minutes.  SLOWLY stir in milk, whisking until smooth. 

Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and stir constantly for 5 minutes, or until thickened.  Add cream cheese and stir until melted.  Remove pot from heat.  Pour in 4 oz of the cheddar cheese and stir until melted.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Pour pasta and sauce into baking dish.  Stir.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese bubbles.

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