White Cheese and Macaroni

Ready in 45 minutes

The pasta can be cooked ahead, if you prefer. Drain, toss in a little oil, cover, and set aside for up to 2 hours or until needed. When preparing the sauce, return the cooked pasta to the saucepan, add the remaining ingredients, and finish the recipe as directed.

Active Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 15 Minutes

Top-ranked recipe named "White Cheese and Macaroni"

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1 cup elbow macaroni; or ditalini (4 ounces)
1 large clove garlic; cut lengthwise into slivers
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon margarine or butter
1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese; shredded
1/4 teaspoon white or black pepper
1 tablespoon parsley; snipped fresh

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



In a large saucepan or pasta pot bring 3 quarts water to boiling. Add pasta and garlic slivers. Reduce heat slightly. Boil, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes, or till al dente, stirring occasionally. (Or, cook according to package directions.) Immediately drain.

Return pasta and garlic to warm pan. Add milk. Cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes, or till all of the milk is absorbed by the pasta. Add margarine or butter, cheese, and pepper. Stir mixture gently till cheese is melted. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.


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Good quick mac and cheese but I prefer one made based on a béchamel and then baked - but I'll keep this one in my quiver for a quick side.
sbjonas 1 year ago
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