Saturday, April 28, 2012

Golden Mac and Cheese

Does anyone else think about Friends when they hear mac and cheese? It was Joey's failed television series about a robot. It was pretty awful so hopefully your mac and cheese isn't.

I don't remember where I got this recipe from. It was one of many I have stuffed in a binder with a bunch of other printed off recipes (see why Pinterest is amazing?) I wanted to try it for a long time and decided yesterday was the perfect day. The Husband got home from the road and said he wanted something warm and cheesy.

Before putting it in the oven
Golden Mac and Cheese
1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni
2 cups milk
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon onion salt
2 (10 ounce) blocks sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1 cup soft plain breadcrumbs
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain well. Set aside.

Place milk, flour, and onion salt in a quart jar; cover tightly, and shake vigorously 1 minute.

Stir together flour mixture, 3 1/2 cups of cheese, and macaroni.

Pour macaroni mixture into a lightly greased 13x9 baking dish.

Sprinkle evenly with breadcrumbs and remaining 1 cup of cheese; drizzle evenly with melted butter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Finished product
Instead of a quart jar, I used a giant Ziploc bag to shake things up. I went to the store looking for onion salt and couldn't find any. I even asked for help looking for it and nada so I used onion powder. Also, I didn't shred two blocks of cheese (who has time for that!?), I just bought it already shredded.

It was really tasty and The Husband loved it. I will definitely make it again except I might add chicken or something.


1 comment:

  1. haha omg it is funny we both made mac and cheese!! I am glad yours turned out better than mine! This might work for me! The prob I have is always with making the "rue?" Is that what its called when you whisk flour and butter tog to get that thick sauce consistency? I end up with thick flour textury grossness. Since this does not require that step, I might try it! It will have to be in a while though...its to soon haha