Olivia’s Homestyle Mac N’ Cheese

It’s taken years of practice and some blood sweat and tears, but I have perfected my Homestyle Mac N Cheese recipe. My friends love when I bring this as a side to parties, and I have ex boyfriends who still call because they miss my Mac N’ Cheese, so here’s the recipe for your Thanksgiving dinner…

Ingredients:

  • 16oz of Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 oz. of Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 a cup of Half n Half
  • 1/2 a cup of regular milk
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Macaroni Noodles ( or whatever noodle shape you prefer)
  • 1/2 Cup of Bread Crumbs

Instructions

Bring a pot of water to boil.

Start cooking your noodles, you want to try timing it so your noodles finish cooking about the same time as your cheese sauce. 

Set your oven to 350 degrees F.

While your oven is pre-heating dice your cheese into cubes, it’ll be easier to melt.

Now get a sauce pan and set your heat to medium. Get your pan nice and warm and then add your butter to the pan. 

Once the butter has melted add in your flour and whisk it to make a nice a rue.

Then add your half n half and milk to make a nice thick cream

Then add in your cubed cheese slowly. Add a few cubes at a time and let them melt slowly while, stirring constantly.

Keep stirring in your cheese cubes till they are fully melted, once the cheese has melted add paprika, salt and pepper to your taste. 

Once the noodles are cooked, and the cheese sauce is fully melted with no lumps mix  the noodles to the cheese sauce thoroughly.

Then add your Mac N’ Cheese to a casserole dish, I like a nice 8X8 baking dish. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the top and some more shredded cheese.

Place the Mc N’ Cheese in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the shredded cheese and bread crumbs have turned a nice golden brown.

Now dig in!

**You can also use this recipe and then add bacon, crab, or lobster and make some fancy Mac N’ Cheese**

 

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