Baked Macaroni and Cheese

stephanie sorbie

By
@seasickpeach

My mom's boyfriend used to have baked mac and cheese as a boy. His mom would make it for him. One christmas a few years back we decided not to have a traditional holiday meal because he was allergic to fowl. I volunteered to make this dish.
He bit into it and literally teared up and said "This reminds me of my mom and I love it".
He never had seconds of anything but that night I believe he had thirds. Since I have had to email my mom the recipe so she can make him his favorite meal.


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Serves:

8-12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
One bite and my grandson, Connor, was hooked! This one was a hit around the Crew table. To quote Connor, "This mac and cheese is awesome!"

Ingredients

1 box
spiral macaroni
4 c
sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 c
asiago cheese, grated
1 c
gorganzonla cheese, crumbled
2-3 c
milk
2-3 Tbsp
butter
2-3 Tbsp
corn starch or flour
3 clove
garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large pot prepare macaroni as directed. Drain and set aside.
2
In a large skillet melt butter and saute' garlic until slightly golden over medium high heat.
3
Add corn starch or flour and make a rue. Should be a slight golden brown.
4
Add a little of the milk and whisk to break up the rue so there will be no lumps. Continue to add milk and whisk so no lumps form.
5
Add salt and pepper to taste.
6
Continue to cook and stir over medium heat until sauce starts to thicken.
7
Add 2 cups of cheddar cheese, Asiago and Gorganzola cheese constantly stirring until melted and sauce is thick.
8
Pour sauce over the macaroni and stir well.
9
Add 1 cup of the cheddar cheese and stir.
10
Pour into a prepared 9x12 rectangle baking pan.
11
Top with remaining cheese.
12
Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes until the cheese on top is a nice golden brown. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Then serve.
13
Cheeses can be less or more to your preference. I also like to add fresh mushrooms, onions and broccoli for a twist. You can also use Parmesan cheese or Italian bread crumbs on top with the Cheddar cheese for a crunchier top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #cheese