Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Steps on how to prepare a Creamy Macaroni and Cheese recipe

Time

1 hour 20 minutes

Servings

1

Calories

902.1

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and divided (I use Cracker Barrel)
  • 1 (10 ounce) package extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (I use Cracker Barrel)
  • 1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni, cooked

    How to make it

  1. 1. STEP

    In a big skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat.

  2. 2. STEP

    Whisk the flour in gradually until the mixture is smooth.

  3. 3. STEP

    Cook and whisk continually for 2 minutes.

  4. 4. STEP

    Add in salt, pepper, cayenne, and garlic; stir to combine.

  5. 5. STEP

    Gradually whisk in half-and-half and milk.

  6. 6. STEP

    Cook and whisk continually for 8-10 minutes or until mixture is thickened.

  7. 7. STEP

    Add in half of the sharp cheddar cheese; stir.

  8. 8. STEP

    Add in all of the extra-sharp cheddar cheese; stir until smooth.

  9. 9. STEP

    Take skillet off stove burner.

  10. 10. STEP

    Mix together the cooked macaroni and cheese mixture; transfer to a greased 13x9 inch casserole dish.

  11. 11. STEP

    Sprinkle with the remaining sharp cheddar cheese.

  12. 12. STEP

    Bake in a 350° oven for 20 minutes (may need to bake longer for a crispy top).

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and divided (I use Cracker Barrel)
  • 1 (10 ounce) package extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (I use Cracker Barrel)
  • 1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni, cooked

    Tags

    KID FRIENDLY

    HIGH IN...

    OVEN

    < 4 HOURS

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