Say cheese

Say cheese

So last night was my first attempt at making homemade macaroni and cheese.  Personally I felt it didn’t turn out the way I wanted.  I want some help.  I want a real nice and creamy mac and cheese that is full of flavor.  I like the idea of baking the top with some cheese and breadcrumbs for a nice crust.  Here is what I have so far:

8oz         Cooked macaroni
3tbsp     Margarine
3tbsp     Flour
3c            Skim Milk
2c            Grated Sharp Cheddar
1/2c       Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2c       Grated Sharp Cheddar
2tbsp     Fine Bread Crumbs
Dash      Paprika

Pre-heat the oven to 350.  In a sause pan, melt the margarine.  Slowly add the flower, combining to form a roux.  Slowly add the milk.  Make sure whisk the mixture smooth.  Add the 2c of cheddar and Parmesan cheese.  Stir until the cheese is melted and well combined.  Place macaroni in a casserole dish.  Pour cheese sauce over the macaroni.  Stir gently so the sauce covers the macaroni.  Sprinkle remaining cheddar over the top of the dish.  Sprinkle bread crumbs over the cheddar.  Add the dash of paprika over the top of the dish.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Let stand for 5 minutes after removing from the oven.

So that is what I did.  It was OK but it wasn’t great.  Please help out if you can.  This seems like something could become a favorite but I just wasn’t really happy with my result.  Comments away!

5 Responses

  1. Hey Bradley!
    Let me start off by saying that you have way way way tooo much time on your hands!
    Anyways, do you have the Best of Bridge cookbooks? The BEST Mac and Cheese I have ever had comes from those books, I think it’s the Grand Slam one. If you don’t have it let me know and i’ll find it and send you the recipe. Some of the things it has that you didn’t use are Velveeta (integral to the whole creaminess thing) and cottage cheese.

  2. I think I have those cook books. I will take a look and post results here next time I make it. Thanks for the tip!

  3. The BEST Mac and Cheese I ever had was at the Quail’s Gate. They used bleu cheese…

  4. I have heard that Nanny makes a mean Mac and Cheese, I have never had it myself…. but I have heard most of the stories from your wife! (Or was that where you got this recipie from?)

  5. No Sonia this is just one I grabbed on the internet. I should see if she has it anywhere.

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