Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Extra Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

One of our favourite things to eat is homemade macaroni and cheese! We LOVE LOVE LOVE mac and cheese. I could eat it every day. You can probably tell how much I love it from all the pictures I've taken of this yummy goodness. As I'm typing out this post I'm starting to drool. Unfortunately it's 12am and I don't have enough cheese left to make any.



If you're in a rush, you can just eat it straight from the pot. No baking required. But the crispy broiled top is really good so think about it.

Still tastes delicious even without the breadcrumbs.






6-8 servings

Ingredients
5 cups dry pasta of choice
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

3 cups milk
3 cups (250g) grated sharp cheddar
6 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

1 cup grated sharp cheddar for topping
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


Directions
Boil pasta according to package directions. I always use whole wheat or smart pastas but white pasta may expand more so you could use 4 cups dry or increase the amount of sauce you make.


Preheat oven to broil.

In a nonstick pot over medium high heat, melt margarine. Whisk in flour and spices and cook for 1-2 minutes until it starts to turn golden. Add milk and bring to simmer. I like to whisk constantly. Cook until thickened. Remove from heat and whisk in cream cheese and 3 cups cheddar. It will melt without being on the burner.

Mix cooked pasta with sauce and place into a glass baking dish. Top with 1 cup cheese, breadcrumbs and parmesan. Broil until brown and bubbly.


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Tip: I have also added shredded swiss cheese to this recipe and it's delicious! I love cheese. I think I said that already.

4 comments:

  1. Awww yum! If only I could eat a plate of this right now. Looks delicious.

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  2. Me & a bunch of other bloggers are on the quest for the ultimate mac 'n cheese. This past month, we have all searched bloggy land looking for recipes to try. Today, we posted the recipes we found & everyone is invited to come vote on their favorite. The one with the most votes gets the title of the best. Well, I found your site & this recipe, and this is the one that I made for the Crazy Cooking Challenge. I would like to invite you over to my site (MrsHappyHomemaker.com) to view it & to vote for the winning recipe! (I have linked back to your site in my post as well)

    http://www.mrshappyhomemaker.com/2011/09/extra-creamy-mac-cheese-quest-for.html

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  3. This looks so yummy! It looks really similar to my mac and cheese recipe, just a couple little differences. I don't put nutmeg or paprika in mine and yours has a runnier sauce (in a good way!). My husband's all time favorite is my recipe but I love trying others and I think I will need to try yours :) Any idea how many ounces of pasta you use? 5 cups of dry macaroni would weigh a lot more than 5 cups of penne. Here's my recipe in case you wanted to take a peek, no picture for some reason but I'll add it next time I make it!

    http://cheesewithnoodles.blogspot.com/2012/02/creamy-baked-macaroni-and-cheese.html

    I'll let you know when I try your recipe :)

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  4. Yeah...my arteries hurt from just looking at it, but it looks good nonetheless. =)

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