Whole Wheat Mac ‘n Cheese for the Family

Serve with a green salad alongside.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (this is your SECRET INGREDIENT!)
  • 1 pound whole wheat pasta, cooked to al dente
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets and steamed until almost tender, 6-7 minutes


In a saucepot, melt the butter over medium-low heat, add flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in chicken stock and milk. Thicken the sauce for 5 minutes and stir in cheese, season with salt and pepper and stir in your SECRET INGREDIENT.

Toss sauce with whole wheat pasta and cauliflower. YUM-O!

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