Mac and Cheese Popcorn Salad

Makes 4 servings
Cook Time:10 Minutes
Prep Time:35 Minutes
Total Time:45 Minutes

A crunchy twist on macaroni salad.

Ingredients

5 cupspopped JOLLY TIME® Healthy Pop 94% Fat Free Microwave Pop Corn
8 ounceselbow macaroni
4 tbspbutter, divided
2 tbspflour
1 tspdry mustard
1/2 tspsalt
1/4 tsppepper
1 1/2 cupsmilk
2 cupsshredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 tspparsley flakes

Directions

Preheat oven to 350º F. Butter an 8x8-inch baking pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, mustard, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Whisk in milk and cook, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens; about 10 minutes. Stir in cheese until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Stir macaroni into sauce; pour macaroni mixture into prepared pan. Melt remaining tablespoon of butter and toss with popcorn and parsley flakes. Spread popcorn over macaroni and bake 10 minutes.

Recipe compliments of The Popcorn Board