I needed to make a fairly quick lunch today so I didn’t want to take the time to bake a macaroni and cheese. I decided to go with a cheese sauce with a hint of Dijon for a tasty kick. This sauce would be great on broccoli too.
Cheesy Dijon Mac and Cheese
- 2 cups macaroni
- 2 Tbs butter
- 1 Tbs flour
- 1/4 tsp each – cayenne, salt, pepper, and garlic powder
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 cups shredded cheddar
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile in medium sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for about 2 minutes adding cayenne, salt, pepper, and garlic while cooking. Add cream and cook until thickened. Stir in mustard and add cheddar a little at a time until all of the cheese is melted. Drain cooked pasta and stir in sauce.
I think when I reheat the leftovers I will add a little milk or cream to loosen it up. I really did enjoy the way the Dijon played off the cheddar; feel free to use your favorite cheese. I am sure Gruyère would be fantastic.
Enjoy ~ Kimberly