May 25, 2008

Macaroni and Cheese

2 cups macaroni or bowtie pasta
½ cup margarine
1/3 cup flour
½ tsp salt
a dash (1/4 teaspoon) pepper
a dash (1/4 teaspoon) paprika
¼ tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ a cube (4-6 oz) cream cheese (neufchatel works, too)
1 or 2 cups milk
1 or 2 cups sharp cheese (or more if you want)
¼ cups bacon bits (optional)

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook pasta and set aside.
Melt margarine on low heat. Slowly add flour, salt and pepper, then W sauce. Stir constantly till smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in milk and heat to boil stirring constantly (Boil and stir ONE minute). Take off heat and stir in cheeses. Cook and stir till all is blended, add bacon if desired.

Combine sauce and noodles in greased 2 quart casserole. Bake 15-25 minutes uncovered.
From Amy Abei