Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese
My kids love this, and I recently made this for great friends while in Canada on vacation and it seemed to be a hit. Definitely a staple for our household. :)
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- 12 oz
- bag elbow macaroni
- 1 pt
- heavy whipping cream
- 8 oz
- bag shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 oz
- bag shredded four cheese blend
- 2 Tbsp
- butter or margarine
- 1 c
- chopped onion (walla walla or vidalia if available)
- garlic powder, to taste
- ground black pepper, to taste
1Pre-heat oven to 400.
2Bring water to boil, then add pasta. Cook uncovered for 8-10 minutes (as directed on package).
3While macaroni cooks, chop onions to desired consistency. **Depending on time available, onions can be sauteed/carmelized for added flavor/texture.
4Drain pasta and rinse with hot water.
5Place pasta back into pot with 2 tbsp butter and stir to cover so pasta does not stick.
6Stir in onions and cheese. Pour in heavy whipping cream and stir until nicely mixed.
7Add garlic powder and black pepper to taste.
8Scoop mixture into covered casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes, then check for desired bubbliness. ;)