Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mac & Cheese

Dinner Tonight: Mac & Cheese

At my mother's request I tried out a new mac & cheese recipe. This got a thumbs up from everyone so I decided to share. This is not the super creamy type of mac & cheese, but rather the dense/cheesy/rich type.

1 pound Penne pasta
3/4 pound sharp cheddar
1/2 pound jack cheese
1/2 cup parmesan
3 T. butter
3 T. flour
2 cups milk
1/2 t. onion powder (or flakes)
1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 2 quart baking dish

Boil pasta according to package. Set pasta aside.

Melt butter in a med. saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until bubbly. Add in milk, onion powder, salt, and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, add in all of the cheeses (reserving about 1 cup) and stir until the cheese has melted.

Stir the cheese sauce into the cooked pasta, pour into baking dish. Top with remaining cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Hope you like it.


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