Monday, April 2, 2018

Leftover Buttermilk Recipes

Do you have leftover buttermilk? I do, now what. I found there are plenty of recipes out there. Now it’s a matter of picking the right one for your family.

Everyone loves pancakes and macaroni and cheese. I know my granddaughters love them. These have to be better than box.

Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients:

16 oz box of macaroni
4 tablespoons butter 
4 tablespoons flour
6 cups buttermilk
16 oz shredded cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
4 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
8 sprigs fresh marjoram
Salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat oven 350F. Cook pasta al dente then remove from heat, drain and rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process. While the pasta is cooking make your white roux. Heat your butter ina saucepan. When it melts whisk in the flour until well combined.  Remove from heat and add in the buttermilk and whisk until smooth. Return to the heat and add in the cheese (leave an ounce or two for a topping), paprika and mustard. Whisk until the cheese melts and turn off the heat. Add in the sprigs of marjoram and continue stirring for 5 minutes; then remove marjoram.

In an oven proof casserole dish spray lightly with a nonstick cooking spray. Add in the pasta and pour sauce on top, salt and pepper to taste and mix well. Top with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Cover loosely with foil and bake for 30 minutes then remove foil and cook an additional 20 minutes. Serve...Yum Yum!

PS: While doing the video I forgot the marjoram and (oops) baking the additional 20 minutes without the foil. But, it seemed to be fine. In fact, my daughter who is a very picky eater loved it. The extra 20 minutes would of made my bread crumbs more toasted than they were. Oh well, c’est la vie, maybe next time. 

Buttermilk Pancakes Ingredients:

1 cup flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Peanut Butter
Plain Greek Yogurt
Powdered Sugar


In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients and mix well until smooth. Heat a griddle to 350F. Take a 1/4 measuring cup and dip into the batter and pour on the griddle  Cook 2-3 minutes on one side until bubbles form on the surface. Flip over and cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Serve with the toppings. Yum Yum!

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