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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Homeade Mac and Cheese

This was my first attempt ever at making Mac and Cheese that was not out of a box. My kids thought they had died and gone to heaven. Now every time it's mac and cheese for lunch again they ask if I am making "the good stuff'." Thanks Kristie for the recipe.

1 (16 oz) pkg. elbow-roni pasta
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. flour
2 c. milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
2 c. shredded cheddar
2 c. mozzarella
1/4 c. bread crumbs

Boil pasta and drain. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium low heat. Add flour and mix thoroughly. Add seasonings to flour mixture then slowly add milk while whisking to avoid lumps. Bring to a boil, sauce will thicken. Combine cheeses and set aside one cup of cheese mixture. In a large bowl combine pasta, sauce and cheese mixture together just until combined. Transfer to 9x13 pan. Top with remaining cheese and bread crumbs. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

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