This is my semi-famous mac and cheese recipe. It is so good, that my grandma begs me to make it anytime I’m home from school (ironic right?). It’s also a great dish for potlucks because it’s a little bit different than your typical mac and cheese so even if someone else brings macaroni and cheese, your dish will be unique. The best part about this mac is the crispy cheese crust it forms, just pure yummy!
Step 1: Boil Macaroni for 8 minutes then lay into casserole dish. I like to use a dish with lots of surface area, because that means more crispy toppings!
Step 2: Combine milk, flour, butter, mustard, salt and half of the grated cheese into a microwavable bowl. Microwave for 1 ½ minutes, stir, then microwave for another 1 ½ minutes and stir. If the butter is not fully melted, microwave for one more minute. It should end up looking like the picture to the right below.
Step 3: Pour mixture over macaroni, stir to mix cheese in, and then cover with the additional cheese. Sprinkle pepper and paprika on casserole and bake at 375° for 40 minutes.
Knock-Your-Socks-Off Mac and Cheese
(makes 4 servings)
2 cups macaroni
1 ½ cups milk
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons mustard
1 ¼ cup grated cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper & paprika
Preheat over to 375°. Boil macaroni for 8 minutes, drain, and place in casserole dish. In a microwavable bowl, combine the milk, flour, butter, mustard, salt, and half of the grated cheddar cheese. Microwave for 3 minutes, stirring in the middle. If the butter has not fully melted, microwave for an additional minute. Pour this mixture onto the macaroni and then mix in. Coat the macaroni in the remaining cheese. Sprinkle with pepper and paprika and bake for 40 minutes.