2 cups dried pasta
2 cups milk (I use 2 %)
1 cup loosely packed shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dijon mustard or stone ground
In a small saucepan, add pasta and milk. Bring to simmer, then reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes, until pasta is soft, stirring frequently. Be sure milk does not boil.
Turn heat off, add cheese & salt. Stir to combine. Stir in the mustard a little at a time to taste. Cover and let stand for about 5 minutes, then stir again and serve. Add a tablespoon or more milk to your desired creaminess level. Gently stir.
Oven Finish (Optional)
Place in a baking dish and top with a generous sprinkling of cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 10 minutes until cheese has melted