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Traditional Mac and Cheese

Traditional Mac and Cheese

Traditional Mac and Cheese doesn’t have to be complicated to be the soul-warming food you crave.

Traditional Mac and Cheese

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Traditional Mac and Cheese

This has been my Mac & cheese go-to recipe since about four years ago. So good. Thanks for sharing

Traditional Mac and Cheese

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 40 min | Total Time: 50 min | Yield: 4-5

Ingredients:

1 lb. Elbow Macaroni

5 Tbsp. Butter unsalted

¼ C. Flour

1 tsp. Ground mustard

2 C. Milk

1 ½ C. Half and half

4 C. Cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

1 package of bacon, cooked and crumbled

2 Tbsp. Butter unsalted and melted

2 C Panko

How to make Traditional Mac and Cheese:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2. Cook the bacon to a crisp, crumble and set to the side.

Step 3. Cook the elbow macaroni as directed on the bag until al dente, rinse and drain well.

Step 4. In a medium saucepan add the butter and cook over medium heat until melted, stir often.

Step 5. Add the flour to the melted butter, and stir to combine.

Step 6. In a small bowl add the milk, half and half, ground mustard as well as salt and pepper to taste.

Step 7. Whisk to combine.

Step 8. Slowly add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and whisk to combine.

Step 9. Continue to cook, stirring often until the mixture starts to thicken.

Step 10. Remove the mixture from the heat and add in the cheddar cheese.

Step 11. Whisk to combine.

Step 12. Add the cheese mixture to the macaroni, and the crumbled bacon.

Step 13. Stir to combine well.

Step 14. Place the macaroni and cheese in a cast iron cooking pan

Step 15. Top with more crumbled bacon and panko around the edge

Step 16. Bake for 40 minutes.

Enjoy!

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Traditional Mac and Cheese

Traditional Mac and Cheese

Traditional Mac and Cheese

Yield: 4-5
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Elbow Macaroni
  • 5 Tbsp. Butter unsalted
  • ¼ C. Flour
  • 1 tsp. Ground mustard
  • 2 C. Milk
  • 1 ½ C. Half and half
  • 4 C. Cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter unsalted and melted
  • 2 C Panko

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook the bacon to a crisp, crumble and set to the side.
  3. Cook the elbow macaroni as directed on the bag until al dente, rinse and drain well.
  4. In a medium saucepan add the butter and cook over medium heat until melted, stir often.
  5. Add the flour to the melted butter, and stir to combine.
  6. In a small bowl add the milk, half and half, ground mustard as well as salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Whisk to combine.
  8. Slowly add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and whisk to combine.
  9. Continue to cook, stirring often until the mixture starts to thicken.
  10. Remove the mixture from the heat and add in the cheddar cheese.
  11. Whisk to combine.
  12. Add the cheese mixture to the macaroni, and the crumbled bacon.
  13. Stir to combine well.
  14. Place the macaroni and cheese in a cast iron cooking pan
  15. Top with more crumbled bacon and panko around the edge
  16. Bake for 40 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1027Total Fat: 62gSaturated Fat: 36gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 1152mgCarbohydrates: 75gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 41g

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