A creamy mac & cheese gets converted into a hearty, comforting and yummy soup!
Ok. Who doesn’t love mac & cheese?!?! Please don’t raise your hand as you may be
banned from this site! Ok, maybe just given the side eye? Ok, Ok…I’ll just walk in love and pray for you. 🙂 What’s not to love?!?! It’s creamy, it’s ooey and gooey and it’s just pure comfort. So given the dropping temperature here in the Midwest, I thought I’d nod to National Cheese Day with this simple and delicious Mac & Cheese Soup.
I love macaroni and cheese flavors in any form…stove top, Southern Style Mac & Cheese, and even shall I say it, boxed! I know! The shame of it all!! I just don’t discriminate as I’m just a cheesy kinda lover!! I think National Cheese Day was created just for me. Remember that I almost named this blog Cheese & Chocolate! 🙂 From this Mac & Cheese Soup to cheese sticks to Salted Caramel Cheesecake Brownies to Grilled Cheese with Smoked Pulled Beef sandwiches to Outrageous Mac and Cheeseburgers! I’ll take them all…and at once! 🙂 In fact, I praise God that I don’t have any dairy aversions because that simply would not go over too well. MORE CHEEEEEESE PLEASE!!
I guess cheese defines comfort for me in the foodie realm. However, in the Spirit realm, I am comforted by The Great Comforter…the Holy Spirit. I find confidence in His presence for He is the only true source of hope and comfort. I choose to allow the Holy Spirit to guide and comfort me through difficult times until there is a testimony of His Grace in my life. How about you? Say Grace and enjoy guys!!
- 1 c. macaroni, cooked and drained
- 4 T. butter
- 2 shallots, diced
- 1 medium carrot, diced
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 T. flour
- ⅓ c. white wine
- 2 c. low sodium chicken broth
- 2 c. whole milk
- 3 c. Wisconsin extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- cayenne pepper, to taste
- bacon, chopped, garnish (optional)
- chopped tomato, garnish (optional)
- Melt butter in a heavy bottomed stockpot over medium high heat and saute shallots, carrots and celery for about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and saute until fragrant.
- Add flour and cook for about 1 minute.
- Add white wine to deglaze the pan and cook for a couple minutes.
- Pour in chicken broth and milk and whisk until thickened. You'll feel it.
- Add cheese and stir until completely melted.
- Add cooked macaroni and crushed pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately. Say Grace and enjoy!!