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Farm to Table Family: PBS Parents - Modern Mac & Cheese with Sage

Farm to Table
November 2014
Farm to Table Family focuses on bringing the family together through healthy, tasty, and beautiful foods. The recipes are modern takes on traditional favorites inspired by the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients.

Ok, I have a confession to make. Deep breath, here we go…I don’t like “real” macaroni and cheese. Let that sink in. Yes, I - the woman who practically faints with happiness over the truffle-y moliterno at the cheese shop in the video – would much rather have the stuff from the blue box than most homemade macaroni and cheese. I’ve just always loved the creamy texture and punch-y, admittedly fake, cheesy flavor you find in the boxed mac and cheese. This recipe, though, might have converted me.

It’s ridiculously simple: no roux, no baking, no mustard or cayenne. Sage oil lends some earthiness, and, because there’s no béchamel, all of the creaminess comes from the cheese itself, which means an intense burst of cheese flavor. The recipe calls for gruyere, but any good melting cheese will do. And, if you happen to get your hands on some moliterno, do yourself a favor and toss it in. You’ll be in heaven.
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