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Whole Wheat Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
This recipe uses whole wheat macaroni and flour for a better-for-you alternative to processed boxed mac and cheese. Enjoy the classic comfort food without having to worry about the laundry list of ingredients in store bought mac. And, it’s totally freezer friendly!
How to Make Mac and Cheese With Roux
The thing is, you barely take as much time to cook this homemade whole wheat mac and cheese as the box stuff! Using butter and whole-wheat flour, you whisk together the flour once the butter has completely melted. Once it’s darkened but not burnt, lower the heat and add the milk!
It’s as easy as that, and you end up with a more flavorful and nutritious meal. The recipe below details these steps as well as all of the ingredients you need to make whole wheat macaroni and cheese!
Toppings for Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
Want to give this recipe a little more character of your own? There’s a plethora of ingredients you can add, here’s a few you might like to try:
- More grated cheese!
- Whole wheat breadcrumbs
- Sliced green onion
- Parmesan cheese
- Butter crackers
- A dash of paprika
How to Freeze Homemade Mac and Cheese
First, let the whole wheat macaroni and cheese cool completely. Next, seal it in a freezer container or airtight bag to prevent it from getting freezer burnt. It can stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months, after that give this recipe another go!
And of course, this recipe is also much better for you with only a few simple ingredients including whole-grain noodles. So go ahead and do the right thing by making the switch for your family…it’s better late than never! Be sure to also try these Mac and Cheese Bites!