Food Recipes

GOOD OLE FASHION MAC AND CHEESE

  1. Cook the Macaroni:
    • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the elbow macaroni and cook until al dente according to package instructions.
    • Drain the macaroni and return it to the pot. Add the butter and stir until melted. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the Milk Mixture:
    • In a large bowl, whisk together evaporated milk, regular milk, eggs, and garlic salt until well combined.
  3. Mix the Cheeses:
    • In a separate bowl, mix together shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.
  4. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  5. Assemble the Mac and Cheese:
    • Spread 1/3 of the macaroni evenly in the prepared baking pan.
    • Sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese mixture over the macaroni.
    • Repeat the layering process with the remaining macaroni and cheese, ending with a layer of cheese on top.
    • Pour the milk mixture evenly over the layered macaroni and cheese.
    • Sprinkle paprika evenly over the top.
  6. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the dish is bubbly.
  7. Serve:
    • Let the mac and cheese cool for a few minutes before serving to allow it to set. This makes it easier to cut and serve.

Tips and Variations:

  • Cheese Variations: Experiment with different cheeses like sharp cheddar, Gruyère, or Parmesan for unique flavors.
  • Add-ins: Enhance with cooked bacon, ham, or sautéed vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, or bell peppers between the layers.
  • Topping: For a crispy topping, mix 1 cup breadcrumbs with 2 tablespoons melted butter and sprinkle over the mac and cheese before baking.
  • Make-Ahead: Assemble ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to bake. Adjust baking time as needed when baking from chilled.
  • Gluten-Free Option: Use gluten-free elbow macaroni and a gluten-free flour blend if required.

Conclusion:

Good Ole Fashion Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food, featuring tender pasta enveloped in a rich, creamy cheese sauce. This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for busy weekdays or special gatherings, offering a customizable dish that everyone will enjoy. Serve it as a hearty main or side dish and savor the delicious warmth of homemade mac and cheese.

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