Thursday, November 7, 2019
BAKED MACARONI & CHEESE – FIVE STAR RECIPE
My neighbor had to go on a business trip and asked me to make Mac and Cheese for her family.
Saw this recipe on Sweet Little Bluebird and hoped the Gomez family would like it. The above blog said it is 5 star- will wait to see how they rate it. :-)
16 ounces macaroni
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 1/2 cups milk- used 1 can evaporated milk and rest half and half
16 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Bring salted water to a boil in a large pot ( I used a large dutch oven). Add the macaroni, cook for 8 - 9 minutes. Strain and set aside.
In the dutch oven melt the butter over medium heat.
Add the flour- a little at a time, white pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper over the melted butter, whisk until smooth.
Stir in the milk slowly.Continue to stir while adding
Add all of the cheese, stir into the milk/flour sauce until melted. Stir in the macaroni.
Pour into a 2 quart baking dish.
Bake at 375 F for 30 minutes.