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Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Pound Dried Elbow Pasta
1/2 Cup Butter 1 stick
1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 Cups Milk
2 1/2 Cups Half and Half
4 Cups Grated Medium Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Tablespoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
1/4 Teaspoon Paprika
1 8 Ounce Cream Cheese
1 Cup Sour Cream

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325* and grease a 3 qt baking dish (9x13"). Set aside.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. When boiling, add dried pasta and cook for 20 minutes. Drain.
While water is coming up to a boil, grate cheeses and toss together to mix, then divide into three piles. Approximately 3 cups for the sauce, 1 1/2 cups for the inner layer, and 1 1/2 cups for the topping.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over MED heat. Sprinkle in flour and whisk to combine. Mixture will look like very wet sand. Cook for approximately 1 minute, whisking often. Slowly pour in about 2 cups or so of the milk/half and half, while whisking constantly, until smooth. Slowly pour in the remaining milk/half and half, while whisking constantly, until combined and smooth.
Stir in spices and 1 1/2 cups of the cheeses, stirring to melt and combine. Stir in another 1 1/2 cups of cheese, and stir until completely melted and smooth. Add sour cream and cream cheese.
In a large mixing bowl, combine drained pasta with cheese sauce, stirring to combine fully. Pour half of the pasta mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with 1 1/2 cups of grated cheeses, then top that with the remaining pasta mixture.
Sprinkle the top with the last 1 1/2 cups of cheese and bake for 15 minutes, until cheesy is bubbly and lightly golden brown.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Serves 8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Very good meal for a laid back kind of day.

 

 

 

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