Updated Mac & Cheese

A million boxes of Kraft Mac and Cheese are sold each day in the United States and this recipe is pretty close to the very popular boxed version.

  •  1 pound Ditalini pasta #40
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons cold water mixed together to make a slurry
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 cups shredded yellow cheddar cheese

Bring 1 gallon water to a boil in an 8 quart pot with 3 tablespoon kosher salt. Pour in pasta is mix immediately.  Cook for 7-8 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Strain and set aside do not rinse. Next in a 4 quart sauce pan bring the milk and butter to a simmer and while stirring pour in the corn starch\water slurry.  Season with pepper, sugar, and vinegar. Then toss in the pasta and cheese and mix well on low heat. 

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