Thursday, January 24, 2013

{Recipe} Baked Mac & Cheese

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A few of my readers have requested that I bring recipes back to this blog. And well, what the people want, the people get ;). I figured that I would bring the recipes back with a bang. Because really, is there a better bang than mac & cheese. It wasn't a question.

Ingredients:
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2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (not pictured)
2 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 package elbow macaroni
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (to be honest I use more like 3 cups)
2 slices of Provolone cheese, cut into strips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion for 3 minutes.
3. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
4. Stir in milk, salt and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens.
5. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes; drain.
6. To the milk mixture add the Cheddar and Provolone cheeses; stir until cheese melts. Combine macaroni and cheese sauce and then pour in a baking dish.
7. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
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8. Stuff your face until you can't breathe. At least that's what I did.

47 comments:

Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

I will be trying this my dear!!! Thanks for sharing!

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

OMG!!! Faith you are killing me. I have a weakness for anything Pasta - especially when it is swimming in creamy cheese!! I die. After I lose the 15 lbs that seems to have attached itself to my middle, I will be rewarding myself with a big ol helping of this!!!

JJ said...

oh my! This looks fantastic! I can't wait to try this.

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy C. said...

yay yay yay!!! You saw me begging for this recipe on Instagram right?! lol. I'm totally making this!! Do you know whether or not it freezes well??? :)

Kirsten Wiemer said...

so macaroni and cheese is seriously one of my favorite foods ever, like not kidding im a five year old.
thank you so much for sharing this. i know what we are having for dinner this weekend. ahhhhh looks so good.

K

ps did you use your new camera to take these????

Life with J and J said...

Yum yum!!! This looks soooooo gooood!!!

love jenny xoxo said...

yum that looks amazing!!! Making me hungry!!! And did you use your new camera for these photos - looks professional!

{love jenny xoxo}

jessica renee said...

GAAAH I love me some cheesy pasta! haha And hello new fancy schmancy pictures! Love them! I'm so behind on my blog reading, forgive me friend! :)

Montaya said...

This look yummy! Your pictures are great too I can't wait to try this.

Tatum Smith said...

Omgoodness!! Faith this looks delicious!! I will definitely be trying this soon :)

Desiree said...

YUM-O! This will be happening in our house. Soon. Thanks for sharing!!!

The Pink Growl said...

My daddy always makes me this for the holidays, yummmmy!

Cece said...

I LOVE Mac N Cheese. The problem is that my husband doesn't and he's the cook...so that means I only get homemade mac and cheese around the holidays from mom. I could make it myself but...yeah. Looks delish!!!

YeamieWaffles said...

This mac and cheese looks incredible in these photos Faith, I'd love to make this although without the onion since I'm a massive onion hater haha.

Carolyn said...

OH! MY! GOSH! I need that in my stomach like right now. SO YUMMY! And love the Canon pics. :)

Estefanía Ainoza said...

Great!

Sandie said...

looks YUM! will try!!! lol@what the people what!!! lol

Highly Favored said...

Looks Delish! Can I have some? don't tell me you ate it all...LoL.

Christina Marie Kellogg said...

Mmmh...my favorite!

Emily Gilbert said...

I love Mac & cheese, will definitely have to make this. Thank Faith!

Kay said...

*drool* that looks AMAZING! I'd love to make this for the husband. Too bad I wouldn't be able to enjoy it though...I'm now lactose intolerant *cries*

Richelle Lynn Garn said...

My mouth is watering. I love Mac and Cheese so much. Especially homemade. You just made my day!

Married...with a Pup said...

Girl I love me some mac&cheese! In fact at about every restaurant, Derek and I order it. We have to find the best haha! It's soo good!

Carlie said...

Yum! Glad you're bringing back this series! I love baked mac and cheese so I'll have to give this a try!

josie renee said...

I MUST HAVE MAC RIGHT NOW. Nom nom. That looks delish!

Baylee said...

I want this right now.

Shane Prather said...

Droooling right now!!! I love mac and cheese! Can't wait to make :)

xo Shane

Tenecia said...

Dear Mac & Cheese,

I love you.

Sincerely,
Tenecia

Whitney Cypert said...

Good grief Faith! Now my mouth is watering!

Law_Fal said...

Yes. Just, yes.

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Katie said...

yum!! that looks so good! I like that it doesn't have heavy or whipping cream - seems like a lot of mac and cheese recipes do!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Oh goodness! My mouth is watering! I'm going to take down this recipe!

Nancy said...

Looks like the perfect side dish to ANY meal.
I will be right over with a plate to try some!

THE mom said...

A girl after my own heart! Another thing that PROVES we were meant to be :-) I am a mac and cheese FANATIC! I want it...everyday! LOL
Rugby wives stick together like mac and cheese

Jessica said...

Mac and cheese is amazing!!!! I truly do not understand why my hubby doesn't like it. He's weird.

What I Did Today said...

Ahahahaha! I totally know what you mean by stuffing your face till you can't breathe! And good mac n cheese will definitely do that to ya! My girls would LOVE to see this on the dinner table!

Megan said...

My mom makes a version of this and it is our favorite thing EVER!! We request it ALL the time!!

Nina Gonzalez said...

Hi Faith!! can't wait to try it :D

CoastWithMe said...

Faith gurll.......mac and cheese is serious comfort food for my stomach and soul!! This looks amazing!

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Angie said...

Looks delicious! It's funny that you posted this today. I actually have never made Mac n Cheese except from a box & it's on my menu plan this week to try. Looks like I won't have to look too hard for a recipe :)

toi said...

loving your new camera already, because this looks delish. can't wait to be over the detox period i've set myself :(

LWLH said...

Soooooooo...I'm going to be coming to your house now, and you will be making this for me...mmmkay? Thanks in advance love.

Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama said...

This is SO GREAT.

Life's a shoe said...

oh wow, this looks so good! i was just looking for a macaroni and cheese recipe to try out! thanks for sharing

Desi said...

mmm your mac and cheese looks divine! so cheesy! your new camera is really doing the trick!!