In the cold weather I always want comfort food. Here is how I make the best Mac N' Cheese. Like all my recipes it is an outline! Its cooking, everything should be to your taste and preference! Try it out and let me know how it goes. Send me a picture!
You will need:
· Mozzarella Cheese
· Provolone Cheese
· Sharp Orange Cheddar Cheese
· Parmesan Cheese
Optional: Bacon, Sausage, Lobster Meat or a Pie Shell
Step 1: The Roux
Over low heat combine equal parts butter and flour until it creates a smooth light brown mixture. Add milk and whisk the mixture until it becomes thick and there are no lumps.
Step 2: The Pasta
Boil water and add the pasta of your choice. Cook until it is Al Dente (still a little firm and drain)
Step 3: Add Cheese
Shred the cheeses and add them slowly to the Roux under low to medium heat until you get a think cheesy paste. Add the mixture to the pasta and spread evenly throughout the pasta. At this point you can mix in sausage, bacon or lobster meat to make it a meal.
Step 4: The Bake
Pour the pasta and cheese mixture into a baking pan or pie crust and sprinkle toasted breadcrumbs on top of it. Bake in the oven at 350° for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown on top! This is the part where I usually have a beer. Remove let cool for ten minutes and then eat up!
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