Recipes

Macaroni and Cheese

This looks so yummy. I know my son could live off of Mac and Cheese.

Macaroni and Cheese

Food Network (The Pioneer Woman)
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups dried macaroni
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 stick butter (4 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tsp dry mustard (heaping)
  • 1 lb sharp Cheddar, grated (not pre-grated cheese), plus more for baking
  • salt
  • Seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Optional

  • cayenne pepper
  • paprika
  • thyme

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cook the macaroni until still slightly firm. Drain and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg. In a large pot, melt the butter and sprinkle in the flour. Whisk together over medium-low heat. Cook for a couple of minutes, whisking constantly. Don't let it burn. Pour in the milk, add the mustard and whisk until smooth. Cook until very thick, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low.
  • Take 1/4 cup of the sauce and slowly pour it into the beaten egg, whisking constantly to avoid cooking the eggs. Whisk together until smooth. Pour the egg into the sauce, whisking constantly. Stir until smooth. Add in the cheese and stir to melt. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt and the pepper. Add any additional spices if desired. Taste the sauce and add more salt and seasoned salt as needed! DO NOT UNDERSALT.
  • Pour in the drained, cooked macaroni and stir to combine. Serve immediately (while it's still very creamy) or pour into a buttered baking dish, top with extra cheese and bake until bubbly and golden on top, 20 to 25 minutes.

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