Saturday, March 22, 2014

Super Creamy Macaroni and Cheese



1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups half-and-half
2 cups milk
2 (16  ounce) packages shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni, cooked


In a big skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat.

2 Whisk the flour in gradually until the mixture is smooth.

3 Cook and whisk continually for 2 minutes.

4 Add in salt, pepper, cayenne, and garlic; stir to combine.

5 Gradually whisk in half-and-half and milk.

6 Cook and whisk continually for 8-10 minutes or until mixture is thickened.

7 Add in half of the sharp cheddar cheese; stir.

8 Add in all of the extra-sharp cheddar cheese; stir until smooth.

9 Take skillet off stove burner.

10 Mix together the cooked macaroni and cheese mixture; transfer to a greased 13x9 inch casserole dish.

11 Sprinkle with the remaining sharp cheddar cheese.

12 Bake in a 350° oven for 20 minutes (may need to bake longer for a crispy top).


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