I wrote on Tuesday how I make delicious macaroni and cheese for one [I’m working on a family-sized recipe, at the urging of Mom and Dad. For some reason, they like to be fed once in a while ;)].
And then I ran out of a key ingredient: cheddar cheese.
So I did something Mom is known for in the tri-county area [just kidding]: substituting ingredients.
I used Parmesan cheese instead of cheddar cheese, and I ended up with an Alfredo sauce.
And it is delicious. I like it better than my macaroni recipe. [This is saying something, because I love my macaroni. I love my macaroni more than anyone has ever loved macaroni. We had a beautiful love story going, until I met Alfredo.]
This is going to look slightly familiar to the macaroni recipe, because they are related. [It confuses the love story some.]
Here we go:
-1 cup of uncooked noodles [I like the radiatori noodles best. Rotini are okay, too.]
-2 TBSP butter
-2 TBSP flour
-1 cup milk
-1/4 tsp onion powder
-1/4 tsp granulated garlic
-ground pepper to taste
-2/3 cup Parmesan cheese [fresh works best, but frozen’s okay]
-1 dash Worcestershire sauce
I cook the noodles according to their directions [about 10 minutes]. I then drain the noodles and put them in a bowl.
In the same pot as I cooked the noodles, I melt the butter on medium heat. I add the flour, the onion powder, the garlic, the pepper, and the milk. I whisk it with a spoon until it’s mostly smooth [it varies each time, depending on the pan I’m using]. Then I cook it, stirring the entire time, for 2 minutes [or so, depending on how quickly it becomes thick. It’s sort of a feel-thing for me.]. Then I turn the heat to LOW, adding the cheese and the Worcestershire sauce. I stir it until it becomes saucy. Then I add the noodles and coat the noodles with the sauce. I let it sit for a minute or two, to warm the noodles a bit.
And that’s about it, I think. I’ve already got a family-size recipe for this one, because Mom insisted upon it. She says it’s restaurant quality or better. Dad calls it “Macaroni for adults.” I’ll get it posted sometime soon.