Mac & Cheese Home Comfort

Yield: 12 servings (plus leftovers)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes (Bake Time)

Think outside of the Blue box, once you have this Mac & Cheese you will never go back to blue box with the orange powder.

Preheat oven to 350º

Ingredients

  • 1 Box 32 oz. Elbow Macaroni
  • 4 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 stick 8oz. butter
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 4 tablespoon of flour
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • Dash of ground pepper
  • 2 cups Italian breadcrumbs

Directions

  1. In a large pot of water add salt, and a dash of oil. Bring it to a rolling boil and add the Elbow Macaroni and cook for about 8 minutes. Don’t over cook. (Cook a little under…You don’t want mushy noodles.)
  2. Butter a large casserole dish and set it aside.
  3. Drain and rinse noodles.
  4. Dump into the casserole butter dish.img_2987
  5. Use the same pan that the macaroni is cooked in. Melt 3/4 of a stick of butter.img_2988
  6. Add diced onions and cook on low until the onions are clear.
  7. Add flour gradually, stirring with a whisk or a fork to make a white roux.
  8. Add a dash of pepper.Mac & Cheese
  9. Gradually pour milk into the roux and continue stirring until it has thickened.
  10. Continue stirring in 2 cups of the 4 cups of cheddar cheese, stir until cheese is melted.Mac & Cheese
  11. Pour cheese sauce over the macaroni that is in the casserole dish and mix well.Mac & Cheese
  12. Stir in 1 cup of cheddar cheese into the macaroni with the cheese sauce.
  13. Cover the top of the macaroni with the last 1 cup of cheddar cheese.Mac & Cheese
  14. Wipe out the pan that you made the sauce in with a paper towel.
  15. Melt the remaining 1/4 butter in the pan.
  16. Turn off burner and Stir in 2 cups of Italian Bread crumbs.Mac & Cheese
  17. Spread over Mac and Cheese.Mac & Cheese
  18. Place a foil over dish and bake at 350º for 20 minutes (if in a hurry scoop a serving out into a bowl or plate and nuke it in the microwave to melt the cheese.)

*Tip you can cut the recipe in half and serve as a side-dish.

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