Recipe Mac 'n Cheese

mjd

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This is how I make my mac and cheese. I've been trying to learn a different method (one my mother used but she won't give me the recipe). My kids love this one. They've never had "blue box" macaroni and cheese. They won't eat anybody else's macaroni and cheese. ;-)

As written, it makes about 2 quarts, plenty for a family of four.

1 stick Butter
1/3 c Flour
4-5 cups Milk
2-3 blocks cheese (I use sharp cheddar) - chopped
1/2 to 1 box Elbow macaroni

Cheese Sauce
1. Melt butter in Dutch oven or large pot.
2. Add approx. 1/3 cup of flour. Stir to incorporate into butter.
3. Add approx. 4-5 cups of milk.
4. Stir until roux is incorporated.
5. Add cheese chunks. Stir until all cheese is melted (I use a hand mixer for this) and not lumpy.

Pasta
1. Cook according to package instructions (to al dente).
2. Drain under cold water.

Mix
1. Add a cup of pasta noodles to large bowl.
2. Add a cup of cheese sauce to bowl and mix.
3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until you run out of sauce or noodles.

It is ready to eat. I usually put mine in a Crock-pot/Slow cooker on low for a couple of hours to meld the flavors and have gooey cheese.

Notes:
I use extra sauce for nachos, chili or broccoli florets.
I use extra noodles for macaroni salad or with a bit of butter and salt.
 
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