Saturday, March 12, 2011

Muenster Macaroni and Cheese

Muenster cheese is one of my favorites. I love it in salads and on sandwiches. When I saw this recipe for a mild mac 'n cheese with Muenster, I knew I had to give it a try.

Muenster Mac 'n Cheese

12 oz pasta, any variety
5 Tbsp butter, divided
1 cup milk
8 oz Muenster cheese, diced
Salt and pepper
6 Ritz crackers

Cook pasta according to package directions, just until al dente. Drain.

While pasta is cooking, melt 4 Tbsp butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Once melted, add in milk and cheese. Continue cooking and stirring until cheese is melted. I found it helpful to switch to a whisk once the cheese started melting. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Once cheese is all melted, stir in noodles.

Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Pour in noodle/cheese mixture.

Place Ritz crackers in a sandwich bag. Crush crackers. Melt 1 Tbsp butter and combine with crackers.

Sprinkle buttered cracker crumbs over noodles.

Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until crackers are golden brown. Serve immediately.


Anonymous said...

That looks soooooo yummy!! Macaroni and Cheese is one of my faves :)

The Harried Cook said...

ooooooh! that looks yummy!