Rachael Ray's Whole-Wheat Mac 'n' Cheese for the Family
From celeb chef Rachael Ray's new book, Yum-o! The Family Cookbook.
Get the book at Yum-o!, a nonprofit organization Ray founded to eradicate hunger in the United States and empower families to develop healthy eating habits. All proceeds go to Yum-o!
The secret ingredient in this mac 'n' cheese is Dijon mustard.
Serves 4 to 6
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup chicken stock
1½ cups milk
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 pound whole wheat pasta, cooked to al dente
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets and steamed until almost tender, 6-7 minutes
In a saucepot, melt the butter over medium-low heat, add flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in chicken stock and milk. Thicken the sauce for 5 minutes and stir in cheese, season with salt and pepper, and stir in the secret ingredient (the mustard).
Toss sauce with whole wheat pasta and cauliflower. YUM-O!