Friday, January 25, 2013

Aggie's Mac n Cheese

On this rainy day the only thing that sounds good is laying around the sofa with something warm. Comfort food hits the spot and I decided to make Macaroni and cheese the main course. I posted a picture on Facebook and a few of the ladies wanted me to share the recipe I hope this pictorial helps you as I have never posted a recipe on here.

Disclosure: Now ladies keep in mind this is not healthy or figure friendly and this recipe is enough to feed a small army so there will probably be some leftovers which is great.

1- 1 lb box of elbow macaroni (boiled & drained)
3 cups of milk
1/2 cup of all purpose flour
6 tablespoons of butter (trying to beat Paula Deen here)
1/2 bag of Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2 bag of Shredded Mozzarella Chese or Gruyere but Mozzarella is cheaper
5 strips of bacon cooked drained of fat and crumbled
1/2 Tbsp of salt
Black pepper to taste and look
2-3 Dashes of Paprika (I love paprika for flavor and color)
1/3 cup of bread crumbs


In a pot medium heat melt butter. DO NOT let the butter get brown. Once butter is melted add the flour and whisk. This is called a roux keep whisking the roux so that it does not clump. Then add the milk and salt and pepper as well as the paprika. Keep whisking this over low to medium heat until it thickens.

Once this starts thickening and is warm add the shredded cheese and keep whisking. Once this is mixed thoroughly and is a thick consistency remove from heat and keep adding the cheese.

Best to have your macaroni in a buttered baking dish I used a glass Pyrex type 13x9, I poured the thick mixture over the macaroni and made holes so the mixture will go through the bottom of the macaroni and the pan. Make sure all the noodles are coated in this. Add more cheese and bacon at the top and very lightly sprinkle the bread crumbs on top. Once assembled put the baking dish into preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy I hope this helps explain the recipe and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I feel honored that you would even want me to share this with you ladies.

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