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Oma's Mac & Cheese Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Anke Bastian

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Bread Topping & Pasta
2T unsalted butter
6 slices good white bread, crusts removed, torn or cut into 1/4 inch pieces
1 lb elbow macaroni

Cheese Sauce
5 1/2 cup milk (use whole for a creamier sauce)
6 T unsalted butter, plus more for preparing casserole dish
1/2 c all purpose flour
2 tsp kosher salt, pl1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
plus more for water
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
6 1/2 cup cheeses of your choice grated (I use Gruyere and White Sharp Cheedar)


Directions:
Directions:
Bread Topping and Pasta

Place the bread pieces in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Pour the melted butter into the bowl with the bread and toss. Set aside. To prepare macaroni: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the macaroni until the outside of pasta is cooked and the inside is underdone, 2 - 3 minutes. Transfer the macaroni to a colander, rinse under cold running water, and drain well. Set aside until ready to mix with cheese sauce.


Cheese Sauce
Preheat oven to 375, Butter a 3 quart casserole dish, set aside. Warm milk in a medium saucepan set over low heat. Keep warm. Meanwhile, melt 6 Tbls utter in a high sided skillet over lmedium heat. When butter bubbles, gradually add the flour. Cook, stirring, for one minute. While whisking, slowly pour in the hot milk a little at a time to keep the mixture smooth. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the mixture bubbles and becomes thick, 8 - 12 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in salt, nutmeg, black pepper, cayeene pepper, 4 1/2 cups cheese (3 cups sharp white cheedar and 1 1/2 cups Gruyere. Stir the par cooked macaroni into the cheese sauce. Pour mixture into the prepared dish. Sprinkle remaining 2 cups of cheese over the top. Sprinkle break crubms ove the top of the cheeses. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. May be refrigerated prior to baking,however should be close to room temperature when put in oven.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
a lot
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This the most requested receipe by all the grand kids

 

 

 

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