I have made this mac n’ cheese for many years now. My kids seem to love it and it is a little better than a boxed version. I use any type of pasta I want and flax seed to thicken it.
Homemade Mac n’ Cheese
8 oz cooked pasta
1/2 cup 2% milk
2 tbsp milled flax seed
5 sliced american cheese
I cook the pasta and drain while I make the cheese sauce. My kids love american cheese (I should use mild cheddar but they don’t like the stringiness of it). Pour in the milk into sauce pan and add in the cheese. You can use a little more cheese if it doesn’t seem cheesy enough. Stir slowly together over medium heat and wait for cheese to melt. Add in flax seed to thicken sauce. Add in cooked pasta. Serve.
I usually thrown in a handful of frozen peas with the pasta cooking to add something green. If you have leftover baby food you need to use up…this is a great application for it as well. Use less milk and add in babyfood veggies and meat mixtures. Then add cheese. You can probably skip the flax seed if it is thick enough.