Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mac and cheesy!

Because I promised :) I made two 9x13 pans the other night for a family at our church and I must say, it was awesome. Not because I made it but because I googled "real mac and cheese recipe" and picked the one with the most stars and reviews (heart google).  

A few changes I made:
-I altered it a little and used colby and cheddar cheese and of course some fresh parmesan.  
(You can also add mustard or tobasco for a slight different kick) :)
-I used shells instead of macaroni noodles

Fannie Farmer's Mac and Cheese


Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. 2 Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside.
  3. 3 In a large saucepan melt butter.
  4. 4 Add flour mixed with salt and pepper, using a whisk to stir until well blended.
  5. 5 Pour milk and cream in gradually; stirring constantly.
  6. 6 Bring to boiling point and boil 2 minutes (stirring constantly).
  7. 7 Reduce heat and cook (stirring constantly) 10 minutes.
  8. 8 Add shredded cheddar little by little and simmer an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.
  9. 9 Turn off flame.
  10. 10 Add macaroni to the saucepan and toss to coat with the cheese sauce.
  11. 11 Transfer macaroni to a buttered baking dish.
  12. 12 Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  13. 13 Bake 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  14. 14 You can also freeze this recipe in zip-lock bags for later use - once you have mixed the macaroni along with the cheese sauce allow to cool to room temperature before adding to your freezer - I generally pull it out the night before and allow macaroni and cheese to reach room temperature; I then add the macaroni and cheese to a buttered baking dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs and then bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until golden brown on top and bubbling.


  1. The pioneer woman has a version that I thought was good, but I'm not a huge fan of mac n cheese. Hers uses ground mustard in the sauce which is interesting.

  2. Oh my gosh. Mac and cheese is my absolute fave. This sounds incredible :)

  3. yummy! you are such a great chef anna!


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