Monday, July 4, 2011

Dijon-Cheddar Mac N Cheese

Dijon-Cheddar Mac N Cheese


1 lb whole wheat pasta
4 tbsp butter, divided
2 tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp mustard (powder)
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook pasta according to package directions, but for 1-2 minutes less than directed.

Melt 3 tbsp of butter over medium heat.  Add flour and the three spices.  Stir for a few minutes.  Mix in the dijon mustard and milk.  Cook over medium-high heat until the sauce is thick.  Remove the pan from the heat and mix in almost all of the cheese.

Mix the pasta and sauce in a sprayed baking dish.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bread crumbs.  Cut up the remaining butter and sprinkle over pasta.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.