Pizza Mac n’ Cheese
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
3 cups reduced fat milk (2%)
4 level tablespoons flour*
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard, optional
1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
2 cups reduced fat shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Black pepper, to taste
1/2 pound lean ground pork
1 1/2 cups pizza or spaghetti sauce
Black olives, pepperoni, optional garnish
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse. Set aside while preparing sauces below.
While macaroni is cooking, prepare cheese sauce. Whisk flour, dry mustard and optional salt into 1 cup cold milk. Whisk in remaining milk; place in medium, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Heat, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens and begins to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and boil 1 minute. Add shredded Cheddar cheese and stir to melt. Add drained macaroni and heat through; keep Mac n’ Cheese warm while preparing pizza sauce.
Scramble fry meat until cooked through. Drain and blot any excess fat. Stir pizza /spaghetti sauce into meat. Heat through.
Spoon 1/2 the Mac n’ Cheese into a large deep pie plate; spoon pizza sauce around edge of dish. Spoon remaining Mac n’ Cheese into center of pizza sauce. Garnish top with optional sliced black olives and pepperoni. Serve hot.
Two favorite foods of kids – Mac n’ Cheese and Pizza; combine them and you get a delightful Pizza Mac n’ Cheese dinner even adults will enjoy. Serves 7-8
* Lightly measure flour, by fluffing with a spoon before measuring.
For nutrition analysis go to www.UtahDairyCouncil.com