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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cheesy Yummy Goodness!

Okay I just had to post this because my family just loves it when I make it. I can't say that it will go in the "healthy" category but it's definitely a comfort food and every now and again we need that. So I'm going to start a new label just for recipes like this! I came up with this based on what I had on hand at the time.

Ingredients:
4 Organic hot dogs ( see it's starting out healthy already) LOL
About a cup and a half to 2 cups spiral pasta or whatever pasta you have on hand except for spaghetti ( I just kind of eyeballed it but make enough for 5 people.)
3 TBS. of butter
1/4 c. of flour
1 1/2 c. of milk
1 cup of cheese ( I used a Mexican blend)

Directions:
Cook hot dogs according to instructions. Slice in half and then into bite size pieces. Set aside.
While your hot dogs are cooking make your pasta according to directions on box.
To make your cheese sauce first get a sauce pan and add your butter and melt over medium heat. When completely melted add your 1/4 flour and whisk until combined.
Slowly add your milk, while continuing to whisk. Sauce will start to thicken after a few minutes. Don't let boil. Keep whisking until you feel the sauce start to thicken reduce heat to low and add your cheese. Grab a wooden spoon to mix this together.
Now all you do is add your pasta, hot dogs and cream sauce together and mix well. Add a little salt and pepper to taste.

Wanna make it healthier? Add broccoli as a side! LOL.
If you try it let me know what you think!
ENJOY!

4 comments:

  1. Made this for lunch today. I used regular mild cheddar cheese. I think a more strong cheese like you used would give it a better flavor. It was a hit with my kids. I enjoyed it too. Thanks for the recipe. I made the potato cheese soup a couple of weeks ago. My husband loved it.

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  2. I left out the hot dogs though. Sorry to use 2 comments. I am not a hot dog fan.

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  3. Hmmm...I know that hubby and son would really love this, but it's not really my "cup of tea" (hee,hee). I may attempt it one of these days!

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  4. This sounds yummy!! :D We love cheese.

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