Baked Mac And Cheese

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I decided I needed a break from the real estate writing for a day, so I’m posting my baked mac and cheese recipe.  I modified a recipe that I found online at Food Net*work, to better suit my needs.  This yields 8 servings, easily, and probably more if you are serving it as a side dish along with something else.

Mac & Cheese:
* 2 cups elbow macaroni
* 3 tablespoons butter
* 3 tablespoons flour
* 1 tablespoon powdered mustard
* 3 cups milk
* 1/2 tbsp onion salt
* 1/2 tbsp paprika
* 1 large egg
* 14 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
* Fresh black pepper

Topping:
* 3 tablespoons butter
* 1/2 cup bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.

While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and mustard and keep it moving for about five minutes. Make sure it’s free of lumps. Stir in the milk, onion salt, and paprika. Simmer for ten minutes.

Temper in the egg. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese. Season with pepper. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a greased 9×13 Pyrex. Top with remaining cheese.

Melt the butter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake for 20 minutes. Boost oven up to 375 for another 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and rest for five minutes before serving.

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One comment to Baked Mac And Cheese

  • Kate  says:

    I was shocked to see a non-real estate post. :) This sounds yummy… but many points. Aaaaand it would make my gallbladder explode. Maybe after it is out. Yay!

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