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Friday, August 22, 2014

Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese

Hello Again!

Today I am back with yet another recipe post.
I am sorry for my recent absence, I have simply been caught up in the busyness of life!
Today I will be sharing with you one of my favorite recipes of all times: Macaroni and Cheese, and I must add that making it from scratch beats any boxed type that you can buy at the supermarket.



Doesn't it look simply delicious!

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins

Ingredients:
  • 1 box (454 g or 1.1 lb) pasta- any shape works
  • 8 oz (226 g) cheddar cheese, white or yellow cubed
  • 1 tsp mustard (the secret ingredient)
  • 1/3 cup ( 83.3 g) butter
  • 1/3 cup (83.3 g) flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • Spices to taste
Procedure:
    1. Cook your pasta based on the directions on the box, cook to your liking, but I prefer to cook it so that it is al dente.
    2. Whilst the pasta is cooking melt the butter in a pot, when it is completely melted add in the butter, then add in the milk, stir rapidly so nothing settles or burns.The sauce will seem very thin but once you let it rise to a boil it will thicken up.
    3. Then add in your spices, I like adding in garlic and some salt and pepper. Then add in the mustard this is important to the recipe since it gives it such a nice flavor. Then add int the cheddar cheese slowly, let the sauce come to a boil
    4. While the sauce is cooking drain your pasta and set it aside, then return to your sauce make sure it has come to a boil then add in any last seasonings.
    5. Finally add in the pasta, adding in as much or as little as you would like. Finish off with some garnishing if you desire.

Personally I like sprinkling some corn and chives on top to give my macaroni and cheese an even greater flavor. Whats are your favorite toppings?

I thought I would not only share this recipe today because it is delicious but also because it works well if you have leftover pasta, simply toss the pasta in with your homemade sauce and you'll have a delicious meal!
Let me know if you recreate it!

Thanks for reading and have fun in the kitchen!

-Laura




16 comments:

  1. I always like finding new recipes and I don't like to give Tutu the boxed Mac & Cheese. Thanks for sharing I will have to try it out and let you know how it goes.
    xx, Jodi
    http://highheelsandtutus.com

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    1. Glad you liked it! Hope it turns out well!
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      Laura

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  2. I've never seen such cute macoronis! Theyre so cute and thanks so much for this recipe :) I love mac and cheese!

    Every Day In Grace

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      Laura

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  3. Oooh, this sounds good!
    The corn is an unexpected addition. :o)
    ChicAndAlluring.com

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    1. The corn is unexpected but it gives it such a great flavor! Thanks for stopping by.
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      Laura

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  4. This looks so good!! I should not be looking at pictures of food at 2am, now I'm hungry haha :P

    Lipstick and Mocha

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    1. I understand what you mean, I get the same way! Thanks for commenting!
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      Laura

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  5. looks good!
    an love your blog (I filled out an email subscription!)
    can't wait for more
    -ira
    www.casualvacancies.blogspot.com

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      Laura

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  6. yummy <3
    http://zyciowa-salatka.blogspot.com/

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  7. Now I am craving mac and cheese..
    www.bitofeverythingblog.co.uk // ♥

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    1. I felt the same as I was writing this post! Thanks for stopping by!
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      Laura

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment! I'll have to take a look at the site.
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      Laura

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