My Macaroni and Cheese

Telisia Dodd


My family love my macaroni and cheese I once entered it in a contest and won first prize.

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25 Min


35 Min


8 Tbsp
or 1 stick unsalted butter, plus more for casserole
6 slice
white bread, crusts, torn into 1/2 pieces
5 1/2 c
1/2 c
all-purpose flour
2 tsp
coarse salt, plus more for water
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
4 1/2 c
grated sharp white cheddar cheese
2 c
grated gruyere or 1 1/4 cup grated pecorino romano cheese
1 lb
elbow macaroni
1 pkg
block coby jack cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare oven to 350'F degrees. Butter a 3-quart casserole dish, set aside. Place the bread in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoon butter. Pour the melted butter into the bowl with the bread, and toss. Set the breadcrumbs aside.
Warm the milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. melt the remaining 6 tablespoon butter in a high sided skillet over medium heat . When the butter bubbles, add the flour. cook, stirrng, 1 minute.
while whisking, slowly pour in the hot milk a little at a time to keep mixture smooth. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the mixture bubble and becomes thick, 8 to 12 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in salt, nutmeg, black pepper, cayenne pepper, 3 cups cheddar cheese, and 1 1/2 cup gruyere, colby jack, 4 cheese. set the cheese sauce aside.
Cover a large pot of salted water, and bring to a boil. Cook the macaroni until the outside of the pasta is cooked and the inside is underdone, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the macaroni to a colander, rinse under cold running water, and drain well. Stir the macaroni into the reserved cheese sauce.
Pour the mixture into the prepared dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup gruyere and breadcrumbs over top . bake until golden brown, about 30 mintues.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Other Tag: Quick & Easy