Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Comfort Food

Nothing can you make you feel cozier than a big bowl of warm and creamy mac n' cheese. I've had my eye out for a great homemade baked mac n' cheese recipe for awhile now and I finally found one that I wanted to give a shot.

My review of the recipe is that it was extremely tasty - Nick and I both loved it.

Baked Mac and Cheese
(Source: Amber of Amber's Delectable Delights)

8 oz. elbow macaroni
4 Tbsp. butter, divided
2 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dry mustard (I omitted this because I didn't have any)
2 cups milk
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup swiss cheese, divided
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1) Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.

2) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

3) Melt 2 T. butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and salt and stir until mixture is smooth. Stir in dry mustard. Add milk gradually, stirring constantly.

4) Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes.

5) Stir in 1/4 cup of the cheddar, 1/4 cup of the mozzarella, and 1/4 cup of the swiss. Mix cheese sauce and macaroni in a large bowl. Spoon into a 9 x 7 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar, mozzarella and swiss.

6) Melt remaining butter in saucepan over medium heat. Combine bread crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl and mix well. Sprinkle on top of the cheese. Bake until hot and bubbly, about 15 minutes.


Amber said...

Looks great!
But I have no clue how you got a different texture than I did. It has been thick and casserole like whenever I made it, never runny. But I do love the flavor. Enjoy making it your own.