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Mac & Cheese Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sheila Harms
Added: Sunday, September 28, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
7 oz. elbow macaroni
3 Tbsp. butter
1 small mild or sweet onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. black or white pepper
1 tsp. ground mustard
1 Tbsp. cooking sherry
1 Cup milk
1 Cup half & half
1-1/2 Cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
3/4 Cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 Cup bread crumbs
Optional, to taste:
Tabasco or hot sauce, a few dashes
Crumbled bacon bits

Directions:
Directions:
Bring a large kettle of salted water to a boil for the macaroni. Cook according to directions on box.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Saute onions and garlic for 1-2 minutes until translucent. Add flour and whisk for at least 2 minutes to make a roux. When it starts to turn golden brown, add the milk and cream, pepper, ground mustard, sherry, salt to taste, and tabasco if desired. Whisk until it comes to a simmer and thickens. Add cheeses and stir until completely melted. Keep warm and stir occasionally until macaroni is done.

Drain macaroni and rinse once with cold water. Drain well. Put back in the kettle and pour cheese sauce over. Stir to coat. Add bacon bits if desired.

Pour mixture into a cake pan that has been greased with butter. Top w/ breadcrumbs and put in the oven at 350 for about 15 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1/2 hour plus baking
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can use any kind of breadcrumbs for crunchy topping, including crushed potato chips. Delicious!

 

 

 

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