Baked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

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Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Christina Moctezuma

By
@Christina135

It is so good. I make this recipe every Thanksgiving, birthday or special occasion as it may occur.


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Serves:

One or many, depends on appetite!

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

5 c
elbow macaroni, cooked
8 Tbsp
butter
8 Tbsp
white flour
2 c
whole milk
8 oz
heavy whipping cream
10 oz
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 oz
frank's red hot sauce
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
cracked black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat. Do not allow butter to brown.
2
Once all the butter has melted, add the flour and stir continuously. Do NOT allow the flour mixture (roux) to brown. You must stir continuously. A wire whisk is best for this task.
3
You are creating a roux! This is a basic sauce that can be used for different purposes. Here, it will be the basis of a delicious cheese sauce.
4
Once the rawness of the flour has been cooked off, you will add the two cups of whole milk, whisking continuously.
5
Once the milk has combined thoroughly with the flour mixture, add the following ingredients: heavy whipping cream, salt and cracked black pepper.
6
Your roux will begin to thicken, continue whisking continuously. You want to avoid any lumps, and the vigorous whisking will help you avoid this.
7
Once the mixture has thickened, add the Frank's red hot sauce and 6 of the 8 ounces of shredded cheese. Remove from heat immediately, and continue whisking until the cheddar has melted.
8
In a large baking pan (glass or metal is fine), put the cooked macaroni on the bottom, then cover

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides