Tuesday, March 28

Super Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Nothing goes with barbecue like a good ole Macaroni and Cheese.  I have been trying forever to come up with a super creamy macaroni and cheese that I could serve with my barbecue.  I think that I have finally found the perfect recipe.  This recipe is simple, delicious and extremely creamy.  It is basically the best macaroni and cheese that I have ever had.

Super Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Super Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Also grease a 2 quart baking dish with vegetable spray and set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the macaroni according to your specific macaroni directions.  I like to cook the macaroni to just a little bit past al dente.  The more cooked the pasta, the less moisture it will absorb when you bake it later.  However, you do not want to overcook the macaroni too much, or else it will fall apart.  Once cooked, drain and set aside.

Shred 7 oz of sharp cheddar cheese, reserve 1 oz for the topping. .  Cube 6 oz of Velveeta cheese.  Set aside.

Shred the cheese

In a medium saucepan, melt 5 tbs of butter over medium heat.  Once melted add the flour.  Stir frequently until the mixture bubbles and turns a light brown.

Brown and bubbly

Then add the half and half, salt, pepper and dry mustard. Stir consistently until the mixture starts to boil and thickens.

Thickened

Remove from the heat and mix in 2/3 of the sharp cheddar cheese and Velveeta cheese.  Mix until fully melted.

Mix in the cheese

Pour the cheese mixture over the macaroni and stir.  Then add the remaining cheese and mix.

Mix in the remaining cheese with the macaroni

Pour into the prepared 2 quart dish.

Pour into prepared dish

Melt 3tbs of butter and pour over the bread crumbs.  Then add the reserved 1 oz of shredded cheese and mix thoroughly.

Bread Crumb Mixture

Top the macaroni and cheese with the bread crumb mixture.

Top the mac and cheese

Bake the macaroni and cheese for 30 minutes or until nicely browned.

Nicely browned

Remove and serve.

Super creamy

Super Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
 
Super Creamy Macaroni and Cheese fit for any occasion.
Ingredients
  • ½ lb elbow macaroni
  • 8 tbs butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2½ cups half and half
  • ½ tsp ground mustard
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
  • 7 oz sharp cheddar cheese (1 oz for topping) shredded
  • 6 oz Velveeta Cheese (cubed)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Also grease a 2 quart baking dish with vegetable spray and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the macaroni according to your specific macaroni directions. I like to cook the macaroni to just a little bit past al dente. The more cooked the pasta, the less moisture it will absorb when you bake it later. However, you do not want to overcook the macaroni too much, or else it will fall apart. Once cooked, drain and set aside.
  3. Shred 7 oz of sharp cheddar cheese, reserve 1 oz for the topping. . Cube 6 oz of Velveeta cheese. Set aside.
  4. In a medium saucepan, melt 5 tbs of butter over medium heat. Once melted add the flour. Stir frequently until the mixture bubbles and turns a light brown.
  5. Then add the half and half, salt, pepper and dry mustard. Stir consistently until the mixture starts to boil and thickens.
  6. Remove from the heat and mix in ⅔ of the sharp cheddar cheese and Velveeta cheese. Mix until fully melted.
  7. Pour the cheese mixture over the macaroni and stir. Then add the remaining cheese and mix.
  8. Pour into the prepared 2 quart dish.
  9. Melt 3tbs of butter and pour over the bread crumbs. Then add the reserved 1 oz of shredded cheese and mix thoroughly.
  10. Top the macaroni and cheese with the bread crumb mixture.
  11. Bake the macaroni and cheese for 30 minutes or until nicely browned.
  12. Remove and serve.
 

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Rex

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, check out the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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