American Mac And Cheese Recipe

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American Mac and Cheese

Pat Campbell

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@fillemup

Made this a bunch of times, my G-G-kids love this,(and also their mom's and dads) This recipe came from a food network magazine recipe flyer.This is just a little twist on regular mac and cheese. (in fact, the name of the flyer is "50 twists on mac and cheese") This is the basic recipe, then I will add some of the variations. enjoy!


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

koser salt
8 oz
elbow mac or other small pasta
1 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
mustard powder
one 12 oz
can evaporated milk
1 1/2 c
grated mild yellow cheddar cheese
1/4 c
diced processed cheese, such as velveeta
kosher salt
fresh ground black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
bring pot of salted water to a boil, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta.
2
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat; whisk in the flour, mustard powder and cayenne and cook, whisking 1 minute. Whisk in the evaporated milk and simmer, stiring occasionally, until slightly thick, about 5 minutes.
3
Stir in the cheeses, then the pasta and just enough of the reserved cooking water to make a thick sauce. Season with salt and black pepper.
4
VARIATION: CHILI CHIP MAC AND CHEESE
Make American Mac and Cheese, adding all of the reserved cooking water to make a loose sauce. Transfer to a buttered baking dish; top with 1 cup chili and 1/4 cup each crushed tortilla chips and grated pepper jack cheese. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes.
5
VARIATION: ROASTED PEPPER AND CHIPOTLE:
Puree 1 cup chopped roasred red peppers,
1 small chipotle in adobo sauce and 1 TBSP adobo sauce. Make American Mac and Cheese: stir in the pepper puree and 2 sliced scallions.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta