Hi All, I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and is staying warm today. Can you guys believe the weather was warm and beautiful yesterday but today is in the 30s and already snowing in some parts of New Jersey? Crazy!
Anyways, today I want to share with you guys my favorite mac and cheese recipe. It is super easy to make and delicious! I made it for last year’s Thanksgiving and it was a hit! I have a Thanksgiving potluck at work tomorrow and I decided to make this. I got the recipe from this website where you can find all the steps to make it.
Here’s what you need:
-1lb of pasta (I usually do elbow pasta)
-1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs
-1/2 cup of flour
-1 tbsp of pepper
-1 tbsp of salt
-5/8 cup of butter
-6 cups of cheddar, sharp or white (I buy the Mexican blend)
-4 cups of milk
How to make it…
- Boil pasta in salted water according to package directions. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Sprinkle in flour and whisk and cook 2-3 minutes. Add in salt and pepper. Slowly pour in 4 c. milk whisking until smooth and heating to a low boil until thickened. Do not stop until thick. Remove from heat.
2. Grease a 9×13″ baking dish and add the hot pasta to the dish. Over the top sprinkle 6 c. of freshly shredded cheese. Pour the thickened cream sauce over the hot pasta and cheese and let it sit until the cheese melts. Stir everything together.
3. Melt 2 T. butter over medium heat. Add in panko bread crumbs, stirring constantly 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Pour over the mac and cheese.
4. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven 12-15 minutes.
I hope you enjoy this yummy recipe! Let me know if you try it.
Disclaimer: instructions are copied from the website I mentioned above. I did not come up with this recipe.