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Smoky Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

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This recipe for Smoky Macaroni & Cheese, by , is from GREGERSON COUSINS IN THE KITCHEN, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
JERRY & LIN GREGERSON
Added: Monday, April 3, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
8 oz, large elbow pasta
3 oz. smoked cheddar cheese or smoked Gouda, 1/2 C. chopped onion
1 C. reduced-sodium chicken broth
3/4 C. fat free half-and-half
1 T. flour
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 medium-size tart apple, coarsely chopped (2/3 C) 1 T. finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Directions:
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. If desired, use a vegetable peeler to remove any darker outer layer from smoked cheese.Shred cheese (you should have about 3/4 C); set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For cheese sauce,in saucepan cook onion over medium-high heat in chicken broth, covered until tender, about 5 minutes. In a screw-top jar shake together half- and half, flour, mustard, and pepper; add to broth in pan. Cook and stir over medium heat just until bubbly. Remove from heat; add cheddar cheese, stirring until most of cheese is melted. Pour sauce over pasta, stirring until combined. Turn into a 1 1/2 quart casserole. Bake, covered, for 10 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 minutes more or until bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes. Top with chopped apple and Parmesan cheese.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 main dish
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Prep. 20 minutes, cook 20 minutes

 

 

 

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