Friday, September 11, 2009

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese


I just made more macaroni and cheese last week. I love homemade mac & cheese, don't you??

This time, I doubled the recipe and grated a quarter of a fresh onion. I really think the secret to this particular super cheesy, ultimate comfort food recipe is the worchestershire sauce!

Steph's Mac & Cheese

¼ c. flour
1 tbsp. dried minced onion
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
¼ c. margarine
¼ tsp. worcestershire sauce
½ tsp. mustard
¾ to 1 c. chicken stock
1 c. milk
2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese (the sharper the better!)
½ box elbow macaroni

Prepare macaroni according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

In a small bowl, mix together flour, onion, salt and pepper. In a saucepan (I use the same pan I cooked the noodles in…saves dishes!!) over low/medium heat, combine margarine, worcestershire sauce, and mustard until margarine is fully melted and lightly bubbling.

Add flour mixture and whisk until smooth. Cook about a minute or until mixture begins to bubble. Slowly add chicken stock and milk, whisking to combine flour mixture. Increase heat and whisk continually until mixture begins to boil/thicken. Reduce heat and let simmer for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Add cheese gradually, stirring to melt. Once all cheese is melted, add cooked macaroni to cheese sauce and stir to combine.

Pour mixture into a lightly greased casserole dish. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until top is golden brown and bubbly.

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5 comments:

Melissa said...

I've never tried adding worchestershire sauce to mac and cheese! I've added onion and my family didn't care for it. I've added sliced carrots and that's okay. Our favorite addition is broccoli. As far as the sauce, though, I always seem to stick to the recipe that I clipped from a macaroni box!

a_weak_rose said...

I am SO doing this for supper for the daycare kids on Saturday night!

Pam said...

Oh! This looks so good. I have never added onion or worchestershire sauce. I'll be trying this soon!

Samantha said...

Mmm, I love homemade mac and cheese. My husband loves Worchestershire sauce, so maybe I should try putting it in mac & cheese! :) Definitely have to try out your recipe sometime soon.

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Little Miss Baker said...

OHGOSH. You did it. You found my absolute weakness! I would kill for some of this right now, you don't even understand! I also wanted to let you know how much your comment on my site today means to me. I never would have imagined to get the responses I did from only a handful of people, but the inspiration has me in good spirits again and I thank you for that. So glad I have found you as a blogging buddy :) Have a blessed week! xo

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