Friday, August 20, 2010

Kickin' Mac n' Cheese

(serves 4)
So good, you might make it at home.

2 cups twirly pasta
1 cup diced pepper jack cheese
4 Tbs butter
2 Tbs flour
4 Tbs powdered milk
1/4 cup dried sun dried tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste

*bring 4 cups of water to a boil and cook pasta until al dente ~ 10 minutes
*while pasta is cooking rehydrate the sun dried tomatoes in a little bit of the pasta water
*add 1/4 cup water to the powdered milk
*when the pasta is done cooking remove from heat and stain the water (you can save it in a thermos for Hot Drinks or soup)
*melt the butter in the frybake over medium heat and slowly add the flour, stirring continuosly, add the milk to make a roux (tell your friends this is what you are doing and they will be really impressed)
*after the milk mixture has a chance to get warm slowly add the cheese allowing it to melt while stirring vigourously
*once all the cheese has been added, throw the pasta and sun dried tomatoes in and mix to combine the cheesey goodness
*cover and cook for two more minutes

Approximate nutritional information per serving:
Calories: 475
Carb (g): 50
Protein (g):15
Fat (g): 25
Fiber (g):2

1 comment:

  1. We made this last weekend and it was very very tasty! Everyone had seconds. Definitely good to use the pepper jack.

    Thanks Erin!