Sunday, July 20, 2008

Company Mac & Cheese

Oh, people. It doesn't get any better than this. Best all-around comfort food ever. EVER.

Try it. You'll love it. We do.

Company Mac & Cheese

1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni
6 tablespoons butter, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.

Reduce heat; add cheeses, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Drain macaroni; add to the cheese sauce and stir to coat.

Transfer to a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish. Melt the remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs and parsley. Sprinkle over macaroni. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 6-8 servings.


Erin said...

YUMMMMMM. I'll definitely have to try this one! I've made homemade mac and cheese a couple of other ways, but this sounds delish.

whitekitchen said...

Hey Courtenay! Consider yourself awarded! :D