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Monday, August 30, 2010

Macaroni and Cheese

I have two homemade macaroni and cheese recipes I use, this one and a healthier version (which is also phenomenal). This is my old faithful, though, and for good reason. One rich and creamy bite and you'll see why.

2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup flour

1-3/4 cups milk

1 cup sour cream

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1/2 tsp. dry mustard

3 cups (12 ounces) grated Sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ.

2. Cook macaroni in salted boiling water according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Pour into a 2-quart baking dish.

3. In a saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour. Cook and stir for one minute. Gradually stir in milk. Add sour cream, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and mustard. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until sauce bubbles and thickens. Stir in half of the Cheddar cheese until melted.

4. Toss macaroni with remaining Cheddar cheese. Pour sauce over macaroni and mix thoroughly.

5. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour, or until bubbly and browning. Yield: 6 servings.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, how did I not see the mac & cheese pictures yesterday?

    This picture is making me hungry. It's lunch time. Looks yummy.