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Recipes For Pasta: Mac & Cheese Recipe That Is Sure To Please!

close-shot.jpgLooks like this is on the menu for Sunday dinner this week. We were looking for a good make ahead meal that we could just pop in the oven right before dinner time. This mac & cheese recipe is a must have. I did some research and tried a few and this recipe is my favorite to date. 

I like to toss in some cubed ham before topping with toasted bread crumbs & baking. 

This is my  "go to" mac & cheese recipe! I may add roasted cauliflower this time. 
  • 1 pound of corkscrew pasta
  • 4 cups good cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 1/4 stick of butter
  • 8 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 Package cubed cooked ham
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Get cooking: 
  • Cook pasta to al dente according to instructions on the package. 
  • Drain & set aside
  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Melt one stick of butter is a sauce pan. Whisk in the flour. Keep whisking over medium heat for a minute or so to cook out the flour flavor. 
  • Slowly whisk in the milk & cream over medium high heat. Bring to a bubble (stirring constantly) until thickened. 
  • Slowly blend in the cheese and stir constantly until melted. 
  • Fold in cooked pasta & ham. 
  • Pour into a greased casserole dish
  • Toss breadcrumbs in 1/2 stick melted butter in a saute pan & toast. 
  • Cover pasta with breadcrumbs.
  • Bake until the top is browned.
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