Best Stovetop Mac and Cheese
How does this stovetop recipe by Gimme Some Oven differ from your standard store-bought boxed versions? The answer may surprise you, and it doesn't necessarily come down to the cheese. Sure, using freshly grated cheese is bound to elevate any dish, but shaved parmesan and cheddar aren't the only things that give this meal a certain bite. You’ll see that this regular mac and cheese recipe isn't so typical when you spy the garlic powder and ground mustard — and the fact that it’s a one-pot dish, so cleanup is pretty much not a concern.
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You’ll start with the semi-traditional step of creating a roux, and then you’ll add almost everything — the pasta, the spices, the milk and the water — and let it cook through. When the noodles are tender, you’ll stir in the cheese, and voila! Dinner is served in just about 15 minutes. If you're in the mood for something savory and a little salty, you can quickly fry up some bacon to add as a topping. After all, with the time you'll save by cooking in a single high-quality stock pot, you can create some tasty toppings or side dishes to accompany this easy recipe.