Aunt Martha's Mac & Cheese

1
Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

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 left...so 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

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

SAUCE:

2 Tbsp
bacon drippings,or butter
3 medium
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

TOPPING:

1 c
cornmeal bread, crumbled
3 Tbsp
bacon dripping or melted butter

How to Make Aunt Martha's Mac & Cheese

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat 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.
  • 2Sauté 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;
  • 3Add the garlic, and thyme; cook for 10 minutes or until reduced to about 1/2...now add the 3 kinds of cheese ..stir to combine then add the cooked macaroni.
  • 4Stir 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.

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About Aunt Martha's Mac & Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: German