Homemade Baked Macaroni And Cheese Recipe @pinch

Have you gone for barbecue or a Southern restaurant and enjoyed macaroni and cheese? This homemade macaroni and cheese is a restaurant-quality recipe. It's thick, creamy, and full of cheese flavor. Perfect for a special occasion, like a holiday, but easy enough to have for a weeknight dinner. We opted to top it with cheese that adds to the cheesy goodness. Original from my mother. As I grew up, we got this on Sundays after church, usually with a roast or fried chicken. Love Southern cookin'!

homemade baked macaroni and cheese
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Recipe Cuisine: Southern Recipe Category: Casseroles Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 box(es) elbow macaroni (16 oz)
  • 1/2 cup(s) butter (no margarine)
  • 3/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 2 cup(s) whole or 2% milk
  • 3 cup(s) sharp grated cheese( cracker barrel is good)
Intructions :
  • Boil the box of macaroni in a large pot of lightly salted water till nearly done (10-12 min). Drain and rinse with hot water. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan make a white sauce by melting the butter (may use less if desired but at least 3 tablespoons). Slowly add the flour to the butter and stir into the butter as you slowly heat. Keep stirring and watching this as you add enough flour to get a nice thick paste. Do not brown.
  • Slowly add the milk.
  • Whisk continuously over high heat until a slight boil. Add salt
  • pepper
  • and dry mustard while whisking.
  • Add 2 cups of grated cheese and fold together with the drained macaroni.
  • Pour this mix into a buttered 2 qt. casserole dish.
  • Next
  • sprinkle the top with the extra cup of grated cheese and
  • if desired
  • a few bread crumbs
  • salt
  • and pepper. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until cheese is bubbly and golden (about 35 min).

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