I've done mac and cheese in the crock pot before but I did not have the patience for that. Scratch mac is super easy and quick if you don't do the whole bread crumb topping-bake in the oven procedure. This is by no means one of my healthy dishes but everyone deserves to go crazy every once in a while!
Sunday Mac and Cheese
Ingredients (serves 1):
1/2 cup of whatever pasta you have on hand (I had whole wheat shells)
1 Tbl flour
1 Tbl butter
1/2 cup milk (I used 1%)
1/4 cup cheddar (I used Cabot Seriously Sharp)
1/4 cup Parmesan or Pecorino (really makes a huge difference!)
1 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
Boil water and add your pasta. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, in deep saute pan, melt the butter. Whisk in your flour until combined and a bit clumpy looking. Add the milk and cook on medium high. When the milk/roux mixture is to your desired thickness, add the cheese and spices. Drain your pasta and add it directly into the sauce. Put it in a bowl and devour.
Easy, cheesy, and so good. I probably used way more cheese than I should have but I don't regret eating this one bit! I'm not going to list the nutrition facts since I really don't want to know how many calories I ate!