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aunt martha's mac & cheese

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

This recipe is from my Aunt Martha's recipe box; which got from her daughter, Margaret Ann , she and I are about the same age.. This is so rich and creamy, there is never any if you are making it for more than 8 people you might want to make 2 or more....this freezes well. If you are going to freeze it be sure to line the casserole with non stick foil;after baked cool completely;when frozen lift out by the foil and place in a freezer bag;label and return to freezer until ready to use;just place back into the casserole foil and all; bake covered for 35min. uncovered 25 min

(1 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For aunt martha's mac & cheese

  • SAUCE:
  • 2 Tbsp
    bacon drippings,or butter
  • 3 md
    shallots, diced
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 4 c
    top cream (heavy cream)
  • 1
    whole garlic,roasted and minced
  • 2 tsp
    dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 c
    smokey cheese, grated or shredded
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese, grated or shredded
  • 1 c
    monterey jack cheese, grated or shredded
  • 1 lb
    macaroni pasta, cooked
  • 1 c
    cornmeal bread, crumbled
  • 3 Tbsp
    bacon dripping or melted butter

How To Make aunt martha's mac & cheese

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350^. Brush a large casserole dish with bacon drippings or butter...set aside.(If making to freeze check about note.)Can put in individual dishes.
  • 2
    Sauté the shallots in the bacon drippings until lightly browned. Add in the flour and slowly add the top cream;bring to a boil while stirring,to combine;
  • 3
    Add the garlic, and thyme; cook for 10 minutes or until reduced to about 1/ add the 3 kinds of cheese ..stir to combine then add the cooked macaroni.
  • 4
    Stir all ingredients together and pour into the prepared casserole dish. Spread the topping over top evenly. Bake for 25 minutes or until crumbs on top are lightly browned.