James Beards Mac and Cheese

James Beards Mac and Cheese

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26 review(s) averaging 4.5. 92% would make again

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"I added smoked hot paprika and mustard instead of Tabasco, and a splash of Worcestershire. Also cut back slightly on butter and flour and used half and half instead of heavy cream- delicious, excellent texture! The simmering makes the difference."

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Ingredients

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1/2 c Heavy cream
1/4 c Flour
2 c Warm milk
1/2 ts Tabasco; or more
1/4 c Butter
12 oz cheddar; coarsely grated
1 ds Pepper
8 oz Macaroni; cooked & drained

Original recipe makes 1

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Preparation

Preheat oven at 350 F. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add flour, stir with a wooden spoon for 3 minutes or until roux is frothy & taste of raw flour is gone. Gradually stir warm milk into roux. Turn up heat, stir until sauce is just at boiling point. Turn down heat, let simmer a few minutes. Add pepper & Tabasco (it brings out the flavor, so dont be shy). Stir in heavy cream & simmer briefly until flavors are blended. Stir 3/4s of the cheese into the simmering sauce until melted. Combine sauce with macaroni, pour into 2 qt dish. sprinkle with remaining cheese, bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly & light golden. Serves 4. Posted to FOODWINE Digest 16 Dec 96 From: Nancy Murdock Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 17:32:09 -0400

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I used shells in addition to the elbows, and baked in a cast iron skillet. I love the crunchy cheese! photo by rubicat rubicat

photo by trinityl1016 trinityl1016

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Awesome!! So creamy. This is a keeper.
trinityl1016 6 months ago
It was great. I actually haven't had it but it looks good
Marikafroberts 9 months ago
My favorite recipe, this is the second time I made it this week! Super simple super yummy! We used sharp cheddar for a little extra flavor. Definitely a family favorite
alexkp 1 year ago
Really good but make sure you read to the bottom that the basic recipe serves 4
Jimlykke 1 year ago
My whole family liked this! I only used 3 tablespoons of butter and a little over 1/8 cup of flour and it turned out great!
denwht 2 years ago
Absolutely fantastic!!!! Everyone loved it, even me and I'm not a big fan of Mac n cheese!
Amyw1971 2 years ago
I added smoked hot paprika and mustard instead of Tabasco, and a splash of Worcestershire. Also cut back slightly on butter and flour and used half and half instead of heavy cream- delicious, excellent texture! The simmering makes the difference.
laurabturner 2 years ago
LOVE LOVE LOVE I Can Finally Act Like A 'Real Cook' And My 5 Year Old Brags On It To My Mother And Everyone Else. Tells My Husband It Was SoOoOoOoOOo Good LOL.
Uloveme34474 2 years ago
Wouldn't make it again wasn't a fan. =(
Kelly121 3 years ago
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