My family loves this side dish! The homemade cheese sauce is insanely good and we also love it on broccoli or cauliflower!
3 cups macaroni noodles, measured dry
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 cup fresh cut chives
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 1/2 cups whole milk (divided)
8 oz block of white cheddar cheese, shredded
Boil macaroni noodles until al dente, drain and set aside. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat and add the chives. Saute for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the flour. Mix well until there are no lumps. Add 1/2 cup of milk, whisking constantly until smooth. Then add the rest of the milk. Add the chili powder, salt, pepper and dijon mustard. Stir constantly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded white cheddar. Fold the cooked macaroni noodles into the sauce. Serve and enjoy!