My sister shared this recipe with me awhile ago and it has become a regular for us!
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp flour
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 tsp chicken bullion granules (or 1 cube, crushed)
1 can Italian stewed tomatoes (blend it if you don't like chunks like us)
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 tsp oregano
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb browned ground beef or shredded chicken (optional)
1 lb cooked noodles (bowtie, shell, penne, whatever you like- we use bowtie)
Melt butter in a large pot and stir in flour. Add milk, water, and chicken bullion. Cook and stir until thickened. Add tomatoes, seasonings, and meat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes. Then add cheese and stir until melted. Serve over noodles. Yum!