Macaroni and Cheese – #southerncomfort

October 28, 2015 #southerncomfort 2

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Macaroni and Cheese – #southerncomfort

Colder temps means more casserole type, southern comfort food. Dump the box and try making this from scratch instead.
Ingredients
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (10-oz.) block extra sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
1/2 (16-oz.) package elbow macaroni, cooked

Directions
Whisk flour into butter

Preheat oven to 400°. Microwave milk at HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes. Melt butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute.

Whisk in warm milk

Gradually whisk in warm milk, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened.

Whisk in cheese

Whisk in salt, black pepper, 1 cup shredded cheese, and, if desired, red pepper until smooth; stir in pasta. Spoon pasta mixture into a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish; top with remaining cheese. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

2 Responses to “Macaroni and Cheese – #southerncomfort”

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    Suzanne

    This is one of my favourite foods, great recipe! I came to explore your page after “meeting” you on twitter. Lots to see here!

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