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Jan 2, 2013

Baked Mac N Cheese


I don't claim to be a cook, but when I come across a mouth-watering recipe (I'm always trying new things), I can't help but share. 

A good friend let me have some of her leftover baked mac-n-cheese during a playdate; it swept me off my feet. 

Food can do that, yes? Having stumbled across this simpler recipe in an old issue of Simple and Delicious, I decided to see how this one competed with hers.

Yep, yummy!

 Spirals and Cheese/source

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, melt 3 tablespoons butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add 2 cups cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Drain pasta. Add to cheese mixture; toss gently to coat. Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Melt remaining butter; add bread crumbs and remaining cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. Sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 6 servings.

4 comments:

alishamcclure said...

mmmmmm, LOVE homemade mac and cheese!

Jenna said...

Dom's favorite meal! But I have yet to find a recipe we like. Excited to try this one, looks soo easy am yummy!! Thanks for sharing! Xo

Dara said...

that looks so yummy!

Emily B. said...

I want some! We'll have to try it!