Garlic Skillet Mac n’ Cheese
 
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 (16 oz) package of elbow macaroni
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup white flour
  • 3 cups milk (I used 1%)
  • 2-3 tsp salt to taste
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • ½ cup panic bread crumbs
  • 1 cup 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese (could also substitute cheddar cheese)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Once it's boiling, add in the pasta and cook until al dente (about 8 minutes). Drain.
  3. Melt ¼ cup butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, then stir in the flour. Cook the mixture on medium heat until the flour begins to turn a pale yellow (about 4 minutes). Then, whisk in 1 cup of milk until smooth. Pour in remaining milk and whisk again making sure there are no clumps. Bring to a slight simmer (do not boil).
  4. Stir in the salt to taste and simmer on medium-low heat until thickened (about 6-8 minutes). Turn off heat and then stir in the 2 cups cheddar cheese.
  5. Add the macaroni to the cheese mixture and stir till evenly coated. Pour the mac and cheese into your skillet.
  6. Mix 1 tbsp butter and panko bread crumbs in a small bowl. Sprinkle the crumbs and 1 cup of the Mexican blend cheese on top.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until bread crumbs and cheese topping are golden brown.
Recipe by Apple of My Eye at http://apple-of-my-eye.com/2017/09/11/garlic-skillet-mac-n-cheese/