Food Meals

Baked Mac N Cheese!

My fiancé had been wanting me to make mac n cheese for a while now, and with a semi-lazy weekend coming up, it was time to add it to the menu!

It ain’t healthy, but it’s damn good! lol

For the printable recipe, click here 

Pre-grate your cheeses:

1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella
1 1/2 cups grated aged cheddar
1/2 cup parmesan
1 cup grated gruyere

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Pre-butter your 9×13 pan and set aside

Ok, here goes…

Take 2-1/2 cups dry elbow macaroni – cook to al dente (not fully cooked). Once ready, rinse with cold water, and set aside (and it’s ok to pull them a little early, they will continue cooking in the oven)

In a small saucepan, bring 2 1/2 cups of whole milk to a boil

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In a medium size pot, melt together the following:

3 tbsp butter

then whisk in…
2 tbsp flour
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
cook for a minute or two, stirring constantly
then whisk in…
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp nutmeg
cook for another minute or two, stirring constantly
By this time, your milk is boiling, so slowly start pouring & stirring the milk into the pot. Once mixed, add 2/3 of the cheeses to the milk mixture (make sure to save 1/3 for topping)
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Once melted, pour the cooked macaroni into the pot & mix well.
then pour the mac n cheese into the 9×13 pan, and top w/ the remaining 1/3 of cheese!
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Bake @ 350 degrees for 40 minutes, since my man loves crispy-ness, I turned the broiler on for 3 minutes just to add a little extra crunch!
If you like more creamy mac n cheese, then just cook for 35 min (and only use 2 cups macaroni)
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Sooooo good!
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2 Comments

  • Reply Mary C.

    OMG ShoesAndSweets!! Thank you for the best Mac and Cheese recipe ever!! YUMMY!! SO DELICIOUS and SO EASY!! Love it!!

    March 31, 2016 at 3:13 am
  • Reply Anne

    Awww…you are SO welcome! So glad you loved it!!! Thanks Love!

    March 31, 2016 at 8:35 pm
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