Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Mom's Mac n Cheese


My mom made this recipe recently for my Dad's birthday party and several people asked for the recipe, so here it is:

Mom's Mac and Cheese

8 oz. elbow macaroni (2 cups)
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
1/2 cup Parmesan
3 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
2 1/2 tbs. flour

For topping: 

2 tbs. butter
1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1. Cook macaroni - boil 6 minutes for "al dente".
2. Melt butter in a pan on medium heat. Stir in flour to make a roux. Add milk slowly, stir constantly on low heat. Stir in cheeses til melted and sauce becomes thicker. Put macaroni in a large casserole dish and stir well.
3. Topping: melt butter in a saucepan, add breadcrumbs and brown. Spread over the macaroni to cover; sprinkle with paprika.
4. Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Mom's Note: I tripled the recipe, using a Romano/Parmesan mix for 1/2 cup of the cheese, and prepped it all the day before, so just popped in the oven 30 minutes the next day.

Eri's Note: Mom toasted some whole wheat bread to make her own breadcrumbs.