How to make it

  • The Mac n Cheese
  • 1. Butter a 2 quart baking dish.
  • 2. Heat oven to 325º F.
  • 3. Cook pasta less 2 minutes from package direction, drain and pour into the casserole dish.
  • 4. While pasta cooks, heat the 4 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat; add the flour and cook, stirring for about 3 minutes or until you have a light brown roux. Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly until the roux begins to thicken. Add the mustard, and a bit of salt and pepper.
  • 5. While continuing to stir, slowly add the cheese (it helps if you grate the cheese in advance and let it sit at room temperature for about an hour); once the cheese is melted, stir in the sour cream. Mix well, then pour over the macaroni (it will seems very soupy, no worries, it will all work out).
  • For the Topping
  • 1. In a sauté pan, melt the remaining butter and add the bread crumbs, stir and sauté until lightly browned.
  • 2. Spoon over the top of the mac n cheese and put in the oven for about 30 – 35 minutes, or until bubbly. Let sit 5 minutes and serve.
  • Variations:
  • Cut two or three stems of broccoli into small florets, tops only See Photo. Stir these into the batch, just before you put it in the pan.
  • Wash about a cup of small shrimp and stir these into the batch, just before you put it in the pan. See Photo

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  • NPMarie 7 years ago
    Love the addition of sour cream..great post RJ:)
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  • Good4U 7 years ago
    I have been on a quest for the perfect Mac & Cheese and I am certainly going to give this a whirl.
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