De Ma Cuisine



June 2012



Extra Creamy Mac and Cheese

Written by , Posted in Ask Rachel, Cheese, Dinner, Main Dishes, Pasta

Extra Creamy Mac and Cheese
Recipe Type: Pasta, Main
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 2-4
Creamy, dreamy mac and cheese.
  • 1/2 C onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 C spinach, chopped (opt.)
  • 2 C milk
  • 1 – 1 1/2 C cheese (combo of Irish Cheddar, Cheddar, and Parm… Gruyère… any that you think taste good)
  • 1/2 C pasta water
  • 2 T all purpose flour
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T dijon mustard
  • salt
  • pepper
  • rotini pasta
  1. Cook pasta.
  2. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onion, cook for 2 minutes, add garlic, cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Whisk in flour; cook 30-60 seconds. Whisk in milk a little bit at a time (about 1/4 C or so), letting it thicken as you do, then pasta water. Add salt, pepper, and dijon. Cook until steam begins to rise from sauce. Turn off heat.
  4. Whisk in cheese, a bit at a time, using a figure-eight motion.
  5. Wilt in spinach (if desired).
  6. Combine sauce with pasta. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.


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