my best macaroni and cheese

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Chris T.
from East Hampton, NY

This is a wonderful creamy baked macaroni and cheese that I have made for years and friends and family always request it especially around the holidays. I will take pics as soon as possible...this is my first recipe post so please be patient with me.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For my best macaroni and cheese

  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 5 c
    milk
  • 1 lb
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 c
    seasoned bread crumbs(to be used for topping)
  • 2 Tbsp
    melted butter(to be used for topping)
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How To Make my best macaroni and cheese

  • 1
    Melt butter over low heat in a pot that will hold at least 3 qts.
  • 2
    Stir flour,salt and pepper into the melted butter with a whisk, continue whisking until the mixture gets bubbly,let it bubble for one full minute (otherwise it may taste a bit floury*) while whisking and being sure NOT to let the mixture brown.
  • 3
    Stir in milk with whisk and continue whisking it until it comes to a boil(you can raise the heat a bit to hasten the boiling but be sure to keep whisking it and not allowing it to burn/brown on the bottom of the pot). Let this mixture boil for 3 minutes while whisking(again..just so it isn't floury and the full flavor comes through)
  • 4
    Stir in shredded cheese and stir until fully melted.
  • 5
    Put macaroni in large oven proof bowl and stir in cheese sauce.
  • 6
    Mix bread crumbs and the 2tbsp melted butter and sprinkle over the macaroni and cheese.
  • 7
    Bake at 350* for 30-35 minutes until it is bubbly around the edge usually.
  • 8
    *You can add 1-2tsp dry mustard when you add the flour if you want to kick the flavor up a notch. Add ins are endless...ham,bacon,stewed tomatoes,broccoli,etc. I use yellow cheddar but white cheddar makes a smoother sauce. This recipe can easily be halved if you are not feeding a crowd :o). Lately to cut calories/fat I just sprinkle the top with the seasoned bread crumbs and NO butter...just as tasty!
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