One Skillet Macaroni and Cheese – Simple and Delicious!

One Skillet Macaroni and Cheese – Simple and Delicious!


As we say good-bye to summer and hello to back-to-school schedules, the family meal time routine may be changing, too. To help ease into this schedule try this family-friendly, delicious and kid approved recipe for Skillet Macaroni and Cheese. This one skillet meal, requires no oven time and even provides a healthier option than typical macaroni and cheese.

 

Skillet Macaroni and Cheese

Servings: 4

 

Ingredients:

 

4 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 (13.25 ounce) package whole-wheat shell or elbow macaroni, uncooked

1 cup diced onion (about 1 medium onion)

½ teaspoon pepper

½ tsp. garlic powder

4 cups water

3 tablespoons flour

1 ½ cup low-fat milk

3 cups reduced-fat shredded Colby Jack cheese

2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, or other vegetables if desired

Optional: Can add broccoli, peas or other vegetables as desired.

 

Preparation:

 

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add dry macaroni, chopped onion, and pepper; cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add water, turn up heat and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until macaroni is cooked. (if adding vegetables, add for the last couple of minutes during this step to heat through)
  3. Whisk together the flour and milk together in a small bowl. Pour over the cooked macaroni, and stir well.
  4. Add cheese, stirring until melted and well mixed, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and serve.

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