Today, I chatted with my friend who is studying abroad in Florence, Italy. As you might expect, she raved about all the pizza, pasta, and gelato she’s been eating. Sometime in the middle of our conversation, I found myself thinking about dinner, and how nice it would be to have a big bowl of warm, cheesy pasta. I can’t imagine what might have inspired that thought…
Not even ten minutes after I got off the phone (or rather, the snapchat video chat) with her, I was already on my way to the store to pick up some pasta. At this point, I feel like I should note that I don’t really eat pasta very often. I eat things like rice, couscous, and quinoa reasonably often, and usually have them on hand, but actual pasta is definitely not a pantry staple for me.
After I returned from the store, it took me maybe another whole ten minutes to whip up some delicious pasta. This is, without a doubt, the easiest, simplest, most foolproof mac ‘n cheese recipe in the world.
1 c pasta (any kind is fine, but I wouldn’t suggest spaghetti-style noodles)
1 T butter
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 T flour
a dash of seasoning, if desired (I used garlic and herb, Mrs. Dash brand)
- Cook the pasta according to the package’s directions and set aside.
- Mix the butter, cheese, milk, flour, and seasonings (optional) in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the cheese and butter melt and the mixture thickens. Feel free to add milk or flour to adjust the consistency.
- Add the cooked pasta to the sauce mixture and mix together.