Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tomato Mac and Cheese

Tomato Mac and Cheese

From: Taste of Home Simple and Delicious Cookbook

1 pkg.(12 oz.) uncooked penne pasta
3 Tbs. butter
3 Tbs. flour
3 cups milk
1 lb. white cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground mustard
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1 cup tomatoes, seeded and chopped

Cook the pasta according to package directions.  Meanwhile, in a dutch over, melt butter over medium heat.  Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add the milk.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Reduce heat to medium.  Stir in the cheese, salt, mustard and pepper.  Cook and stir until the cheese is melted.  Drain pasta; stir into cheese sauce.  Cook and stir for 3 minutes or until heated through.  Stir in tomatoes just until combined.

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