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Home-style Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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There are a lot of macaroni and cheese recipes out there, but you owe it to yourself (and your family!) to try this one. It can’t be beat! This is the real thing when it comes to real home-style baked macaroni and cheese.
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Milk 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cajun seasoning 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon, ground
  Sharp cheddar cheese 6 Cup (96 tbs), finely grated
  Macaroni 2 Cup (32 tbs) (elbow macaroni)

1) Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 1 1/2 quart casserole with cooking spray.

2) Fill a medium sauce pan with water and place 1 Tablespoon of butter. Place on medium heat so that the water is heating while other cooking is being done.
3) Place the milk in a microwave safe container or another sauce pan to warm it for about 2 minutes.
4) In the deep skillet, place the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Turn on medium heat. Melt the butter, stirring with whisk. Toss in the flour alittle at a time stirring continuously. Cook for 1 minute.
5) Slowly pour in the warmed milk while whisking continuously.
6) Once completely blended with the butter and flour; cook for 10 minutes stirring continuously. If you stop, the milk and flour will burn. Remove pan from heat.
7) At this point, cook the macaroni in boiling water. Stir well and cook for only 3 minutes.
8) Meanwhile, stir into the white sauce mixture, the Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper and ground nutmeg. Little by little stir in 4 cups of sharp cheddar cheese. Cover and set aside.
9) Drain the cooked macaroni in a colander and rinse with cold water. Drain well.
10) Gradually spoon the macaroni into the cheese sauce mixture until all macaroni is covered in cheese sauce. 11) Pour into a 1 ½ quart casserole dish.
12) Place casserole dish into the preheated oven on a cookie sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
13) Remove from oven and cover with remaining shredded cheese. Let sit for 5 minutes.

14) Serve the classic mac and cheese while it is still hot and fresh. Some toasted bread would make a great companion to the dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Want to learn to make the perfect macaroni and cheese at home? Then watch this video and learn to make the American classic in a simple way. This recipe will yield a dish so yummy that guests would keep asking for one serving after another, so you may want to bake a big batch. Watch the video to know more!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 861 Calories from Fat 468

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 58 g90%

Saturated Fat 33 g164.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 186.2 mg62.1%

Sodium 970.5 mg40.4%

Total Carbohydrates 38 g12.7%

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.6%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 45 g89.9%

Vitamin A 39% Vitamin C 0.22%

Calcium 116.2% Iron 8.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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