Yesterday, I was looking for something to have for lunch. I wanted to have macaroni & cheese, but I was all out of cheese to shred for it and we don’t buy the boxed stuff. But then I remembered I had some cheese powder on hand that I use to make cheese crackers. So I decided to try out my own “boxed” mac & cheese.
8 oz pasta (elbow is the standard, but use whatever your heart desires)
1/3 cup whole milk
2 1/2 tablespoons cheese powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon mustard powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
4 tablespoons butter
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add a heavy pinch of salt to the water, then add in your pasta. Cook until your desire doneness. Drain the pasta. Then add the milk, butter, cheese powder, kosher salt, and mustard powder (and cayenne pepper if desired). Stir to well to combine. Give it a taste and if you think it needs more cheese powder, salt, or milk, then add to your taste.