If you want to really make my kids happy all you have to do is serve up some good ol' mac n' cheese. I seriously do not know a single person who doesn't like mac n' cheese...well one, my dad, but in all fairness he doesn't like the boxed powder cheese stuff. Homemade though is always good. So I guess I should say I do not know a single person who dislikes homemade mac n' cheese. Seriously...what's not to like?!? Yummy noodles smothered in warm, melty, cheesy goodness.
OK now I am drooling. Before I short out my keyboard lets get to the recipe!
|Look at all the cheesy goodness!|
|Yes it tastes as good as it looks!|
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
16 oz elbow macaroni
1 stick unsalted butter, 1/2 cup
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 pinch nutmeg
1 TBS worcestershire sauce
4 cups milk
4 cups shredded cheese (any combination you like...sharp cheddar, gouda, swiss, parmesan, the possibilities are endless!) I used 1 cup swiss, 1 cup sharp cheddar, and 2 cups colby jack this time
1 sleeve of ritz crackers, crushed
1 TBS melted butter
This dish is truly heaven! So gooey and delicious! It's a definite crowd pleaser :) I didn't have much for leftovers, but what I did have I stirred in some chili for chili mac lunches tomorrow. I am sure that will be just as yummy!
Below is the nutritional value per serving. This recipe yields approximately 8 servings. It is a bit of a calorie bomb, but that's ok once in a while. And you could make it healthier. However, this is mac n' cheese! It needs to be rich and creamy, but that's just my personal opinion ;)