My sister-in-law is always sharing pictures of the delicious meals she creates for her family. And since she lives clear across the country, we’re unable to partake in those delectable dishes she teases us with. Recently, I asked if she would recreate one of those family friendly dishes for my blog readers, and she was happy to oblige.
Just in time for the holidays, add this Homemade Mac n’ Cheese recipe to your menu. It will be what your guests rave about this year! Thank you Bobbi Jo!
Homemade Mac n’ Cheese
16 oz uncooked elbow macaroni
4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
6 cups milk
1/2 cup butter
5 TBSP all-purpose flour
4 TBSP butter
1 cup bread crumbs
1. Cook elbow macaroni according to the package directions. Drain.
2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour to make a *roux, stir constantly. Add milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses, and cook over medium heat until cheese is melted and the sauce is a little thick. Put elbow macaroni in a large casserole dish, and pour sauce over macaroni. Stir well. *a mixture of equal amounts of fat and flour, heated, blended, and used as a basis for sauces
3. For topping: Melt butter (4 TBSP) in a skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and brown. Spread golden breadcrumbs over the macaroni and cheese, then sprinkle with a little paprika.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes then serve.
By Bobbi Jo
Starring her mini helper, Kassidy. Here’s the step-by step pictures to follow along.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
(Steps 1 & 2)
Homemade Mac n’ Cheese served with pan seared Pork Chops (bone in) with a Sweet n Savory rub and green beans, this family friendly meal is kid approved!