Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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stephanie sorbie

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@seasickpeach

My mom's boyfriend used to have baked mac and cheese as a boy. His mom would make it for him. One christmas a few years back we decided not to have a traditional holiday meal because he was allergic to fowl. I volunteered to make this dish.
He bit into it and literally teared up and said "This reminds me of my mom and I love it".
He never had seconds of anything but that night I believe he had thirds. Since I have had to email my mom the recipe so she can make him his favorite meal.

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One bite and my grandson, Connor, was hooked! This one was a hit around the Crew table. To quote Connor, "This mac and cheese is awesome!" The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 8 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8-12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 1 box
    spiral macaroni
  • 4 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 c
    asiago cheese, grated
  • 1 c
    gorganzonla cheese, crumbled
  • 2-3 c
    milk
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    corn starch or flour
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large pot prepare macaroni as directed. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet melt butter and saute' garlic until slightly golden over medium high heat.
  3. Add corn starch or flour and make a rue. Should be a slight golden brown.
  4. Add a little of the milk and whisk to break up the rue so there will be no lumps. Continue to add milk and whisk so no lumps form.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Continue to cook and stir over medium heat until sauce starts to thicken.
  7. Add 2 cups of cheddar cheese, Asiago and Gorganzola cheese constantly stirring until melted and sauce is thick.
  8. Pour sauce over the macaroni and stir well.
  9. Add 1 cup of the cheddar cheese and stir.
  10. Pour into a prepared 9x12 rectangle baking pan.
  11. Top with remaining cheese.
  12. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes until the cheese on top is a nice golden brown. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Then serve.
  13. Cheeses can be less or more to your preference. I also like to add fresh mushrooms, onions and broccoli for a twist. You can also use Parmesan cheese or Italian bread crumbs on top with the Cheddar cheese for a crunchier top.

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About Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #cheese




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