Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 375 and butter a 9x9 glass dish.
  • Boil the elbow pasta and drain.
  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter. When it is just hot (NOT BROWN!) add the chives and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add the flour/chili powder/mustard/salt/pepper and mix well, getting out all the lumps and stir for 3 minutes. (Just a dash of all of those seasonings.)
  • SLOWLY add the first 1/2 cup milk, mixing like crazy until it's smooth and NO lumps. When it's a nice glossy uniform sauce, add another 1/2 cup milk, repeat. Add the rest of the milk and mix well so it's not lumpy.
  • Stir constantly for 10 minutes or so, until the mixture is smooth and reduced. Remove from heat, add most of the cheese, mix well.
  • Add the sour cream, mix well.
  • Pour into dish, cover with remaining cheese and bread crumbs.
  • Cook for 30 minutes until it's brown and bubbling and looks like the yummiest thing you've ever laid eyes on. Let it sit 5 minutes before serving...if you can stand it!
  • This recipe can easily be doubled.

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  • p0ck3tp3ar 3 years ago
    It would be fine to boil the noodles instead of baking the dish, right?
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  • shannda 4 years ago
    I just made this for lunch today for my hubby! I cant wait to see what he thinks of it! It was very quick and easy to make. I did'nt have chives so instead i used garlic and a white onion. I will let you know how it turned out :) I hope he gets home soon it smells so good!!
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  • chrissi 5 years ago
    3/4 box of macaroni isn't terribly specific.. they don't sell the macaroni in boxes here, do you think you could put a weight on that?
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  • luisascatering 5 years ago
    I just printed this and am making it tonight with my fresh pasta shells :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    Thank you for the wonderful recipe!
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  • conner909 6 years ago
    I'm always looking for a good mac and cheese recipe! Seems to be such a hit with the kids. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, does it!
    Thanks for the post!
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  • jo_jo_ba 6 years ago
    Will be making this soon for FH... thanks!
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  • zena824 6 years ago
    This sounds really fabulous... cant wait to try it..
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  • thegoldminer 6 years ago
    Lets see,geez does your daughter look Irish! Cute kids, very lucky. Mac and cheese looks very interesting, I will try this as I am trying to find the best. The sour cream is interesting.
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  • sdjackson 6 years ago
    i just made this with ham and it was VERY popular. it looks and tastes like a lot more work went into it than it did. thanks
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  • michellem 6 years ago
    I.M. I agree with Chefmeow..this sounds fabulous..will try ASAP!!~M
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  • chefmeow 6 years ago
    This does sound fabulous. Will be making soon. Yummy.
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  • linebb956 6 years ago
    This sounds so good.. I love macaroni and cheese to me it the bigest comfort I can have...
    You and Krumkake sound like my daughter and I... funny!
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  • irishmama 6 years ago
    Silly! This is the recipe we made for Maggie's 2nd birthday! Remember, we got the ham at Nino's and had special mac and cheese b/c mac and cheese is her favorite???
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    You know how your mama loves mac and cheese, so I will try this one, too. How come you've never made it for me when I visit?!?!?!?!
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  • jill1972 6 years ago
    Oh my!!! My husband and family LOVE macaroni and cheese, I can't wait to surprise them with this!!
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