Did I mention that I love cheese? Perhaps just a little too much? What can I say, me and cheese go way back! Here is one of my favorite cheese dishes. I like it as-is, or with bacon. I usually make a double batch, and keep some for lunches.
Real Food Mac & Cheese
8 oz brown rice macaroni
3 Tbsp salted butter
3 Tbsp flour or arrowroot powder
3 cups whole raw milk
3 cups grated cheese of choice ( I like to be crazy and combine 2-3 different cheeses)
4 oz grated Parmesan
1 1/2 tsp fresh black pepper
1 tsp mustard powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook macaroni noodles, drain and place in casserole dish.
While the pasta is cooking, melt butter in cast iron skillet or saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook for 1-2 minutes until golden. Continue whisking and add milk. Bring this to a simmer until thick.
Add 2 1/2 cups of the cheese (reserve the remaining 1/2 cup for the topping). Add Parmesan, pepper, and mustard. Stir until melted. Taste and add sea salt as needed. The tasting is my favorite part!
Pour cheese sauce over noodles. Top with reserved 1/2 cup cheese. Bake in 350 degree oven 40-50 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.
This is my all-time favorite food to eat for lunch the next day. I think I need to go to cheese addicts anonymous 🙂 Or just give in, and buy a milk cow!