Homemade creamy mac & cheese. Let’s make some total comfort food!!!!
I searched for a long time to find a really good recipe, and over the years I’ve tweaked recipe after recipe and came up with my favorite!
Last night, I decided to plan a tutorial. I grabbed my camera and started cooking!
First, I boil macaroni. (I like to add about half whole wheat pasta) I used about 5 cups of dry and cook it for 10 minutes. I also butter a 9X13″ pan! (I use a cold stick of butter, right out of the fridge, and rub it all over!)
I also measure 2 cups of milk (hence the Homemade Creamy Mac & Cheese Recipe title!), scramble 3 eggs & get out the Lawry’s Seasoned Salt and Paprika. . .(and regular salt and pepper, which must have felt left out because I forgot to add them to the photo!)
Then I preheat my oven to 350 degrees.
I take that same stick of butter and cut off a big chunk (I like that measurement term, “chunk”) and throw it into the pot I cooked the pasta in. (when I think about how much butter to put in, I have flashbacks of my Kraft mac & cheese days! I can’t believe the LITTLE amount of pasta in that LITTLE box, and how it called for a TON of butter! As long as I use less than that, I’m happy. . .but I still throw in a big chunk (probably almost 1/2 a stick!) ~ I love butter!!!
Then I put the pasta back into the pot. . .
Then into the casserole dish it goes. Cover it with that extra shredded chunk of cheese. Dot butter on top (look closely and you’ll see the little chunks…again…chunks) ~ I’m not really sure why I do this part. My Mother always did because HER Mother always did…and so forth and so on. I don’t care to know why because I won’t argue with extra butter, whatever the real reason is. . .
Cover it with tin foil. Bake 1/2 hour covered. Then take off the foil and bake 1/2 hour more!
**If you don’t have time for all this non-sense… don’t add the egg and just mix all the other stuff in and serve it just like that! I tend to do that when I am knitting and look at the clock and realize it’s PAST dinnertime! OOPS!
So, there ya have it! My favorite Homemade Creamy Mac & Cheese Recipe! Please comment if you try it!!!!