First time making baked Mac and cheese and I thinks this one turned out perfectly. I used velveeta sharp cheddar cheese and Colby jack cheese and even added a little cayenne pepper to give it a small spicy after taste kick.
I like to add a crushed garlic clove and some thyme sprigs to the milk while it's heating on very low Find that it adds a nice flavor. Also a touch of tabasco for a little subtle kick. I looked and looked for a basic recipe, and this is it. The first time as is. Then played with the cheeses. I used two or three kinds of good cheese and add strips of bacon and a small bag of frozen broccoli and cauliflower. Scored big points with my boyfriends kids!
Baked Mac and Cheese with Bread Crumbs
I used Gruyere cheese in addition to Cabot sharp cheddar The real deal — very little way to improve upon this! I've made this several times. The first time as directed and it was great. The next time I added diced caramelized onions, diced ham and baby peas. It was out of this world good!
My husband even at it and he doesn't usually eat macaroni and cheese. I hadn't made Mac 'N Cheese in years, so was a bit dubious. I needed a large amount for a crowd. The recipe worked like a charm and was really great. I used the extra amount of panko which was a hit.
I'll definitely make this again. This was absolutely delicious. I used extra old white cheddar. I did buy 2 pounds of cheese and grated it myself, but found that 9 cups grated was less than the 2 pounds. Even so, between the cheese sauce and the cooked macaroni, I needed an extra small casserole dish I used a loaf pan, 9" x 4" for the remaining pasta. At the end of the 30 minutes in the oven, the crust was not at all brown, so I turned on the broiler and watched it carefully for 5 minutes until it was properly browned. I made this twice for a couple of get togethers.
First time was as written and the second time I added a bit of cayenne powder. Both versions got good comments, even the person who said she doesn't like Mac 'n Cheese.
Next time I think I will add some jarred Hatch Chilis to add a bit more interest. I made this for the first time this weekend. What a crowd pleaser! I used mini penne instead of macaroni, cooked it less than al dente and used 7. Phenomenal with a crisp white wine. A good recipe If you cook pasta until it's al dente If you then add it to piping hot mornay sauce and then bake it for 30 minutes, it will have the consistency of snot.
If the cooking time of the pasta is reduced by half a far more refined result will be achieved. I have made it several times and am always glad. My only advice: don't try to reheat or re-package it -- I tried that once and it destroyed a good thing. I've varied the cheeses and bread crumbs, but always stayed true to the intent of the dish. Love it! I made this last evening and it was excellent. The Panko topping was very good and you can never use too much butter in any recipe!
Used only 16 oz of raw milk cheddar and it turned out beautifully.
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Plain, but not in a boring manner. Definitely will make again, but this time in two 9" pans: one to bake immediately and one to refrigerate uncooked for later in the week. I think this is a mistake. It calls for 24 ounces grated and that equals 6 to 7 cups. No wonder some reviewers said they did not use all the cheese. Excellent recipe. I have made it twice now and a hit with everyone.
I recently made two pans I just mixed in the sauteed veggies at the very end, with the macaroni mixture. Made this for the first time tonight.
So good! It was also my first time making mac and cheese in general so I wanted to start with something fairly traditional. The whole family loves it. I cut the recipe in half and that seems perfect for about servings. Maybe more if serving with veggies or salad.
Baked Mac and Cheese with Bread Crumbs
The panko topping was yummy. The only small adjustment I would make in the future is to decrease the amount of butter in the topping. Off to check out your recipe. I have one boy, and I want to eat Mac and Cheese in every downtime moment. Go go Krista! Thanks so much for sharing this on BGM today! And who do I talk to about the million spa days!?
May need to bring that up to the hubs tonight. SO many mac and cheese recipes today. It sure does look easy but it also looks delicious! Hi, I'm Rachel!
Life can be complicated, cooking shouldn't be! I believe that you can put a delicious, well-balanced meal on the table without stressing or spending hours doing dishes. It's possible, and I'm here to help. Have a seat at my table BlogLovin' Feedly. Start Here! November 7, No really. This is the easiest evvvvvver macaroni and cheese. A few notes to answer some common questions — Sharp cheddar is best I use extra sharp — it provides this macaroni and cheese with the maximum amount of flavor.
Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese
Grate your own cheese for best results, but it works with pre-grated as well. I like my top extra crispy. This can be prepped in full a day ahead aside from baking and baked prior to serving. Whole wheat pasta is awesome in this, and is the way I usually make it.