“Macaroni and Cheese that comes in a box or from the freezer isle is so chocked full of preservatives and artificial colors and other things that aren’t that great for you. About half way through, I usually regret it, but then Mac and Cheese is a quintessential comfort food. So I developed this homemade version based on a simple white sauce and adding lots of cheese and a bit of garlic. Make only what you can eat in one sitting because it does not reheat well.” – April Ferre
April’s Macaroni & Cheese
- 1 Cup Uncooked Macaroni
- 3/4 Cup Milk or Half & Half
- 2 Teaspoons Cornstarch
- 2 Cups Cheese Grated
- 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic
- 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/8 Teaspoon Pepper
- Cook and drain macaroni.
- In small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup milk to lukewarm over low heat. Remove from heat, whisk in cornstarch until incorporated. Return to heat and add 1 cup grated cheese. Heat and stir mixture until smooth.
- Add remaining milk; combine. Stir in remaining cheese. Mix until smooth. Add garlic, salt, and pepper. Continue heating until hot.
- Combine macaroni and sauce in bowl and serve immediately. Makes approximately 1 1/2 Cup sauce. Makes 1 to 2 servings.
2000 Original Recipe – April Ferre