Careys Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Simple cheesy goodness...a true comfort food you'll crave again and again. This is the Macaroni and Cheese recipe that I grew up with plus some additions to improve it, It's very easy to make, very tasty, and far better than the kind out of the box. I like the recipe because it's so classic and so simple. It makes a great side dish, especially for fried chicken, chops, meatloaf,"Don't think I'll ever make another mac n cheese..this was fabulous. So creamy will reheat great all week for my teenagers, and its rich in flavor making it a perfect meal without adding meat !! Definitely a keeper...thanks for sharing." - cecils02
Yield: 6 Ready in 50 minutes
favorite of 175 people 105 people want to try
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|2 cupselbow macaroni; uncooked|
|1/2 cupbutter; (1-stick)|
|1/4 cupAll-purpose flour|
|1/4 teaspoonDry mustard|
|1/8 teaspooncayenne pepper; or to taste (optional)|
|1/4 teaspoonWorcestershire Sauce|
|2 cupsHalf-and-half cream|
|1/2 cupCream cheese; softened|
|2 cupssharp cheddar cheese; (8-ounces), grated|
|1 cupSmoked gouda; grated|
|1/2 tspGarlic; minced fine|
|1/2 tspOnion powder; or granulated|
Careys Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.
2. 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. 3. Remove from heat, stir in cream, garlic, onion powder. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. 4. Remove from heat, stir in both cheeses, cream cheese and cook, stirring occasionaly, until cheese is melted.
5. 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. ENJOY!!
One of the best mac and cheese recipes I have ever had bar none...Cheers!
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