With cooler weather comes comfort food. One of our absolute favorites is baked macaroni and cheese. This recipe is easy to prepare and has a much sharper cheese taste than the typical white sauce mac and cheese. As an added bonus there are no weird flour substitutes in the sauce. 🙂
Start off by cooking your macaroni (or other desired pasta). I used one box of Barilla’s gluten-free elbows. Drain, and put in a casserole dish.
Then make one batch of cheese sauce.
Pour it over your macaroni.
Mix it all together.
Top with crushed Chex mixed with a little salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to taste. And sprinkle with shredded Mexican cheese.
Bake on 350 until the top cheese begins to crisp. About 10-20 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
What are some of your favorite comfort foods?
Today I’m making a Mexican casserole to share with all of you. This is one of our go to recipes for a quick dinner, and it uses the cheese sauce I posted last week.
Mix up some rice and black beans in a casserole dish.
Pour about half a batch of cheese sauce over the top.
Add refried beans, and then any veggies you’d like to add. I love adding jalapenos and/or fried peppers and onions.
Use the rest of the cheese sauce to top it off.
Bake until browned.
And it’s ready to serve!
Who doesn’t like cheese? It is often a staple in our house. So what better way to use it than a multi-purpose cheese sauce?
I use this sauce in many different things (recipes will soon follow). But it’s also good on its own as a chip dip. Just chop up some jalapenos (optional), mix them in, and enjoy! You could also mix it with salsa for the more traditional queso sauce taste.
Start by chopping the cheese into cubes.
Add it to a saucepan with cream.
Stir and heat until it’s all smooth and the cheese cubes have melted. (This is where you’d add the jalapenos or salsa for queso sauce.)
Now your cheese sauce is ready for use. 🙂
I’d love to connect with you on Facebook. 🙂 What are some of your favorite cheese recipes?