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Cheesy Texas Mac and Cheese – It’s Creamy, Too!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Skinner® pasta. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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When it comes to family favorites, Mac and Cheese tops the list. There’s something special about yummy pasta smothered in a creamy cheese sauce. But there’s something even more special about showing your state pride when making one of the family’s favorite dishes. This homemade Cheesy Texas Mac and Cheese is creamy, it’s cheesy, and it’s delicious!

Texans are proud and one way we show our pride is through ALL THE THINGS Texas-shaped. Check out this delicious recipe for Cheesy Texas Mac and Cheese.

Texans are a proud bunch. We love our state and we like to show it. We love everything Texas-themed and Skinner® Texas Shaped pasta is no different! It’s so much fun and the kids get a kick out of the Texas-shaped pasta. Whether you’re entertaining some friends or just cooking for your family, it’s the PERFECT base for all your pasta dishes.

Texans are proud and one way we show our pride is through ALL THE THINGS Texas-shaped. Check out this delicious recipe for Cheesy Texas Mac and Cheese.

Pasta makes me smile. It fill my family’s bellies with goodness, it reminds me of home, it takes me back to places I’ve been, and it takes me to new places I want to go. Pasta is friendly and makes people smile. Just like the people of my great state.

Cheesy Texas Mac and Cheese

Cheesy Texas Mac and Cheese
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2½ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2½ tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 cups Skinner Texas-shaped pasta
  • 1½ cups sharp cheddar cheese shreds
  • ½ cup 3 Cheese Italian Blend (Parmesan, Asiago & Romano)
  • parsley, optional, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions in a large pot of salted water. Cook until desired firmness, drain and return to pot. Set aside.
  2. Heat milk in a microwave safe bowl until hot, but not boiling.
  3. In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and continue to cook, whisking consistently, until it turns light brown in color. Remove from heat.
  4. Slowly pour in hot milk while whisking constantly. The mixture will become very thick at first, but will begin to thin out as you add more milk. Once all the milk is added and mixed well, return the pot to heat and cook, whisking constantly, another 4-5 minutes, or until the mixture thickens. To test, dip a spoon into the mixture. The sauce should coat the back of the spoon. Run your finger through it and if the line from your finger remains, the mixture is ready. Stir in salt and ground mustard.
  5. Adjust heat to low and add cheeses, stirring to melt. Once cheese is melted completely, add cooked pasta and stir until completely coated and heated through. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

When I make this Cheesy Texas Mac and Cheese, it’s a fight with the kiddos to see who can hurry up and get a second helping before it’s all gone. It’s that good, y’all, especially if you LOVE a CREAMY and CHEESY Mac and Cheese.

Texans are proud and one way we show our pride is through ALL THE THINGS Texas-shaped. Check out this delicious recipe for Cheesy Texas Mac and Cheese.

I like using Skinner pasta in my pasta dishes because it tastes great and it is easy to cook with. It has also earned Non-GMO Project Verification on its most popular pasta products. With Skinner pasta being friendly on the wallet, it’s no surprise it is the #1 selling pasta in Texas. What can I say, Texans love Skinner!

Texans are proud and one way we show our pride is through ALL THE THINGS Texas-shaped. Check out this delicious recipe for Cheesy Texas Mac and Cheese.

The variety of pasta products available make Skinner perfect for weeknight meals or special occasion dishes. Because everyone is deserving of great tasting pasta, Skinner is inclusive of everyone because it is budget friendly. Visit skinnerpasta.com for a variety of Skinner pasta products and recipe ideas.

Texans are proud and one way we show our pride is through ALL THE THINGS Texas-shaped. Check out this delicious recipe for Cheesy Texas Mac and Cheese.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Skinner® pasta.

Texans are proud and one way we show our pride is through ALL THE THINGS Texas-shaped. Check out this delicious recipe for Cheesy Texas Mac and Cheese.
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

Comments

  1. 1
    robin rue says:

    I love a delicious, creamy mac & cheese like this. My kids are going to love it, too!

  2. 2

    Now THAT’S what I call mac and cheese! I can’t wait to make this. It’s definitely going to be one of my new go-to’s for barbecue sides.

  3. 3

    That looks delicious and reminds me that it’s lunchtime!

  4. 4

    My son is an incredibly picky eater–only box mac and cheese. He loved this!!! Thank you so much for giving me a recipe without powder that he will eat!!!!

  5. 5

    Everybody in our family loves mac and cheese. I usually do the quicky boxed version but yours looks so creamy we could make a great meal out of it. Texas pride is a lot of fun when it comes to pasta.

  6. 6
    Catherine Sargent says:

    This looks like a yummy mac and cheese recipe. I will have to see if I can find Skinner pasta to make this recipe.

  7. 7

    A good mac and cheese lunch is always welcome in our home. I think this sound so good!

  8. 8

    Okay this cheesy Texas mac and cheese looks delicious. I love anything that has extra cheesiness to it, delicious idea for a meal on a cool evening here in my house!

  9. 9

    Texas shaped pasta ? That is too cool. My son in law lived in Texas so he would love this.

  10. 10

    It does look so creamy. I love the novelty twist. That is a fun way to switch up the mac and cheese. 🙂

  11. 11

    You had me at mac n cheese. We love any mac n cheese in this house.

  12. 12

    You had me at mac n cheese. We love any mac n cheese in this house.

  13. 13

    I’m definitely adding this to the “try” list! It looks AND sounds perfect for the family.

  14. 14

    Everything’s bigger in Texas, right?! This mac n cheese would fit right in.

  15. 15

    I love how cheesy your mac n cheese is! that’s so important! Texas people take their state serious and I love it! When I make this I think I’ll wear my hat!

  16. 16

    Mac n cheese is my all time favorite food. Whenever I have a get together, this is the first on my list to make. I need to try your recipe, it looks so good!

  17. 17

    Our kids love to eat mac n cheese. I bet they would love this dish as well!

  18. 18
    Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    We just had mac and cheese last night. I added some chopped bacon bits and scallions as topping. My family loved it. Next time I make mac and cheese, I will be using Skinner pasta. Thanks for letting me know about this brand.

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    My Teen Guide says:

    Oh boy! Your mac and cheese dish looks so creamy and cheesy! We love having mac and cheese at home, and I always make it from the ingredients I have at home. The cheesier, the better! I will have to look for that brand of pasta in the store. Looks like it did turn out al dente.

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    Amy Desrosiers says:

    Cheesy and creamy mac & cheese is amazing! I will be making this again once my kids are back to school.

  21. 21

    I can honestly say I have never seen Texas shaped pasta! What a neat little design! I’m totally bookmarking this recipe for later (I am SO obsessed with mac n cheese!)

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