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Homemade Mac And Cheese Recipe

natural homemade mac and cheeseHere is a recipe for homemade macaroni and cheese that’s so super tasty and reheats very easily  so makes great leftovers!  Makes a great stand alone meal especially when paired with a fresh salad, or, is an excellent side dish too!

 

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Homemade Mac And Cheese Recipe
Recipe type: Main Dish
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Serves: 6-8
 
Here is a homemade macaroni and cheese recipe that's perfect as a side dish or as the main dish served with salad. Enjoy it for dinner tonight!
Ingredients
  • 1lb pasta (elbow, bow tie, spirals, etc)
  • ¾ C bread crumbs
  • 5 T Butter
  • 3 T Flour
  • 2½ C milk or milk substitute
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese
  • 8oz Colby cheese
  • 1 t dried mustard
  • ¼ t nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Generously butter a 2 qt baking dish
  3. Boil pot of water and cook macaroni
  4. Melt 3 T butter in a large sauce pan
  5. Now, add the flour and stir over moderate heat for 2 min stirring constantly
  6. Next add the milk gradually while you stir with a fork. Keep stirring until mixture is thickened; about 3min.
  7. Cut cheese into chunks and add half of each kind to the milk mixture and stir until all melted.
  8. Add spices, salt, and pepper
  9. Once the macaroni is done, drain and add to pan.
  10. Pour cheese sauce over pasta and mix
  11. Add the rest of the cheese cubes and stir a bit more
  12. Melt the rest of the butter in a pan
  13. Add bread crumbs and brown for a min.
  14. Sprinkle bread crumbs over cheese covered pasta
  15. Bake in pre heated oven for 45 min or until bubbly and golden on top