Creamy Salmon Mac-and-Cheese

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Libbie and I were going to have salmon patties and macaroni and cheese for lunch. (Yep, that’s what the menu plan said!)  And then I got a little lazy. I was trying to make tonight’s lasagna at the same time and got overwhelmed. So then I thought: Self, we like tuna mac-and-cheese. Why not salmon?

It was delicious.

Salmon Mac-and-Cheese

And no, I don’t usually eat lunch off my china. But I was feeling a need for something special–and a new dish to photograph that isn’t my same old everyday plates and bowls.

Creamy Salmon Mac-and-Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. small pasta shapes, such as macaroni, corkscrews, or penne, cooked and drained
  • 1 can red salmon, drained, with as much skin and bones removed as you can get out
  • 3 T butter
  • 3 T whole wheat flour
  • 2-3 c. milk (preferably whole or 2%)
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 8 oz. block of white cheddar, shredded (or 2 c. shredded cheese)
  • Optional: crowns from one head broccoli

Instructions

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and bring up to medium-high, whisking constantly. After a minute or so, add milk. Stir regularly as milk heats and bubbles. Let bubble, whisking, until sauce thickens (sauce should coat the back of a spoon, like this).

Remove sauce from heat. Stir in a sprinkle of salt, ground mustard, and red pepper flakes. Stir in shredded cheese. Add pasta and salmon and mix well.

If you want to have a vegetable in this dish, let broccoli boil with your pasta. Drain together and add them back in together as well.

http://www.jessieweaver.net/2010/04/creamy-salmon-mac-and-cheese/

Added to Tasty Tuesday.

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4 thoughts on “Creamy Salmon Mac-and-Cheese

  1. That looks SO yummy. I make homemade mac and cheese a lot, but I never thought of putting salmon or tuna in it. I have some canned salmon in my pantry too… Hmmmm….

  2. Mmmm. That looks great! The twitter link led me to your UBP post, but never fear. I got to this from my reader.

  3. Looks de-lish! We love tuna and mac too. Never thought to mix it up with salmon.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love tuna mac as well and I love salmon, so I will have to give this a try. I have no doubts that it will be every bit as delicious as you made it sound! Thanks for the recipe!

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