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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Delighting in Mac and Cheese

Lately I have been on a mac and cheese type of craving. Not the regular mac and cheese but dressed up mac and cheese and I have also been trying mac n cheese in many different restraunts. So far I have been delighted. Why Mac n Cheese I think its because it is one of my child hood favorites. Today I am sharing a dressed up version that delighted my taste buds

The Neely’s Mac and Cheese

6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups milk, warm
1 teaspoon dry mustard
¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Dash salt and freshly ground black pepper
Dash of hot sauce
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
3 cups shredded Cheddar
1 pound cavatappi pasta, cooked al dente
I cup crushed potato chips
5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan, for topping

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Melt 6 tablespoons butter in a large saucepot over medium heat.  Add flour and cook, stirring for 1 minute.  Whisk in the warmed milk and bring to a boil, continue to whisk constantly.  The mixture will thicken as the heat increases.  Continue to stir while adding the dry mustard, nutmeg, cayenne, salt, pepper, hot sauce and Worcestershire.  Stir in the 3 cups of Cheddar until it melts.  Pour the cheese sauce over the noodles and add to a 3 quart casserole dish.  Sprinkle the chips, bacon and Parmesan on top and bake for 35 minutes.

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