Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mac & Cheese

This is my favorite Macaroni & Cheese recipe, and I think it's because it's so classic and simple. This is a recipe that my friend, Jenny, gave to me a while back. I believe she may have found it in her Betty Crocker cookbook, but I'm not 100% sure.

The Mac & Cheese was so creamy and smooth and paired well with the Parm Pork Chops.



2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (7 ounces)
1 stick of butter cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 ounces) (we used extra sharp)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cook macaroni as directed.While macaroni is cooking, melt butter in a 3-quart saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, mustard 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 and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted.

Drain macaroni. Gently stir into cheese sauce. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.


JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Welcome to The Foodie Blogroll!

Classics are always the best!

bensbaby116 said...

Mmm, your mac and cheese looks great! I might have to try the recipe... I haven't found one I really love yet.

Katie said...

Ahhh! I've been craving mac&cheese for DAYS and yours looks soooo good. How evil of you! lol.

Erin said...

This is the same recipe I use for Mac & Cheese. It's from the Better Homes & Garden's Cookbook, right? It comes out perfectly every time.