Monday, January 19, 2009

Mary's Mac-n-Cheese

Although I usually don't post that many recipes and was hesitant to post this one because I didn't want it to get looked over as just another mac-n-cheese recipe, I decided that I would be doing you a culinary injustice not to.


I know that there are many, many different recipes out there for macaroni and cheese....baked, crock-pot, stove-top, etc. And I must admit that I have tried most of them, but this one seriously takes the cheese...err, I mean cake.

After a little prodding, I finally got M to the Izz-A's mother to share with me her famous recipe.

Mary's Mac-n-Cheese

**This is for a 9x13 casserole dish.***

1 box (1 lb.) elbow noodles

1 1/2 block shredded sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese

1 box (16oz.) Velveeta cheese (but you won't use it all)

4 tbs butter

4 tbs flour

2 cup whole milk

salt to taste

Boil noodles and set aside.

Make white sauce: In a microwavable bowl, melt butter. Then add flour and whisk. Then pour in milk, whisk good, and cook for approx. 6-10 minutes (in 2 minute intervals) stirring/whisking every 2 minutes until the watery sauce turns into a creamy, thick sauce. The key is to keep stirring throughout the cooking.

Once your sauce is thick and creamy, add 1/3 of the Velveeta cheese block to it. No need to reheat, it should melt while being stirred.

Spray your pan and layer the ingredients as follows:

noodles, salt, cream/sauce, shredded cheese. Repeat twice, making two full layers, making sure to end with the shredded cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 40 minutes.

ENJOY!



27 comments:

Katy said...

I was craving homeade mac n cheese the other night, actually I want it ALL of the time. I'll have to try this recipe, sounds yummy!

Legallyblondemel said...

Can the world ever have enough mac n' cheese? I for one say no. Because I am a good reader and all, will have to test this recipe out shortly.

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

mmm... I'm with Legally Blonde Mel - can we ever have too many mac-n-cheese recipes? Looks fantastic!

Lane said...

Oh yummy! I will definitely have to try this one!! :) Thanks for sharing!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Mmm this sounds so good! I'm so glad she shared the recipe with you so you could pass it on to us!! I'm definitely going to try this out very soon!

Dani Brook said...

YUUMM! I am def. going to try this receipe, especially since Mac & Cheese is an everyday side dish at our house..hah!

Emily said...

yummy!! I cant wait to make this.. sounds super super delish!

Courtney said...

mmmmm.....yummy....I'm licking my lips! Mac n' Cheese is mine and Avery's favorite. We're going to have to try this!

Jenny.Lee said...

This recipe sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

hGb said...

sounds sooo good!

Chic Runner said...

MMMMMMM this looks delish! Thanks for the recipe!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Sounds delicious!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Delish! Mac and cheese is my FAVORITE!

Mrs. Cup said...

Oh YUM!!!

countrygirl3031 said...

I love mac and cheese...this is way easier than mine!

Hugz,
Michele

The Fabulous Life of a Southern Belle said...

I tagged you in my blog! =)

shalay said...

I am making this tomorrow night! The weirdest thing is until I was about 15, I detested macaroni & cheese. Thinking about it made me gag. And now I just love it. Well, I love the blue box kind, I've never really had homemade mac n cheese before. Thanks for the recipe!

shalay said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
MiMi said...

Oh, there is nothing like homemade Mac 'n Cheese and this one sounds so yummy! I will definitely be giving this a try!

Thanks for sharing!

Three under Three said...

I love me some mac-n-cheese. WIll have to try this!

TheVanzants said...

I LOVE mac n cheese. I'll have to file this recipe away for a day when I'm eating carbs. Thanks dear :)

Tiffany said...

Yum! That sounds delish!

P.S. I've got an award for you at my blog.

Just The Girl said...

I love good Mac n Cheese!

Les said...

(de-lurking) Ha! I blogged about my mac n cheese recipe today too, no way. I'll try yours :)

The Polka Dotted Owl said...

Mmmmm...that looks so good. I am going to try to make it for tonight! I have left another fab award on my blog. Check it out when you can!!!

Wearing Mascara said...

Oooo that sounds great! Thanks!!!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

You have a great Attitude and/or Gratitude! I left you an award on my blog!