Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Simple cheesy goodness...a true comfort food. This is the Macaroni and Cheese recipe that I grew up with. It's very easy to make, very tasty, and far better than the kind out of the box. I believe my mother may have gotten the recipe from one of her old Betty Crocker cookbooks. I like the recipe because it's so classic and so simple. Today, it's still a family favorite that we enjoy at least two or three times a month."Made this tonight - wonderful recipe! Next time I will probably use half the specified cayenne, not my favorite flavor but it does add something, I wouldn't want to cut it out altogether! I also sauteed some diced garlic cloves in olive oil, and stirred them into the pasta before baking - came out well! If you're a garlic fan, I highly recommend trying it. :) The butter could easily be cut down a little as well without sacrificing anything from the dish, I think - maybe 1/2 to 2/3 of what is called for. " - NotaCylon
Yield: 6 Servings Ready in 45 minutes
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Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese Preparation
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.
While macaroni is cooking, melt butter in a heavy-bottomed 3-quart saucepan over low heat. Whisk in flour, salt, pepper, mustard, cayenne and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in cheese and cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted.
Drain macaroni and gently stir into cheese sauce. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Bake uncovered until bubbly, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and rest for five minutes before serving.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
It makes a great side dish, especially for fried chicken, chops, meatloaf, or my favorite...salmon patties.
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