THE Mac and Cheese

I got this recipe from That Which Nourishes and it is just as amazing as the site swears it is!

1lb pasta (I used elbow macaroni)

1/2 c. butter

1/2 c. flour

4 c. milk

6 c. freshly shredded sharp or white cheddar

1 T. salt

up to 1 T. pepper

2 T. butter

1/2 c. panko bread crumbs

  1. preheat oven to 325
  2. boil pasta is salted water according to package directions.

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3. Melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat.

4. Sprinkle in flour and whisk and cook about 2 or 3 minutes.

5. Add in salt and pepper.

6. Slowly pour in 4 c. milk whisking until smooth and heated to a low boil until thickened. Do not stop until thick.

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7. Grease a 9×13″ baking dish

8. sprinkle over the top 6 c. of cheese

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9. Pour the thickened cream sauce over the hot past and cheese. Let it sit until the cheese melts. Once cheese melts mix it all together.

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10. Place in 9×13″ baking dish.

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11. Melt 2 T. butter in a small sauce pan. Add in panko bread crumbs, stirring constantly for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.

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12. Spread panko bread crumbs over the macaroni, cheese, and cream mixture.

13. Place in oven for 12-15 minutes or until hot and bubbly.  I also added some of the cheese on the top.

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14. Enjoy!

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Have a great day!

Renee

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