Mac & Cheese For Grownups


Yesterday I took the day off from blogging and was supposed to take a break from cooking as well, but I confess that my urgency to prepare something was driving me insane lol. So I finally gave in as I could not handle it anymore and chose to cook my childhood favorite mac and cheese. And yes, of course, it’s homemade 🙂

The recipe not only tastes way better than the boxed mix, but it also cuts out a ton of the nasty stuff that comes with processed foods. You can enjoy this yummy homemade mac and cheese without the guilt of the extra chemicals and preservatives. Bon appetit!

Homemade Mac and Cheese

Ingredients

1 1/2 C. dried macaroni or elbow pasta
3/4 C. mozzarella
1/2 C other hard cheese of your choice (Monterrey Jack, Pepper Jack, Parmesan, etc.)
Two medium eggs, beaten
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
1 C. whole milk or 1/2 cup 2% or fat-free and 1/2 cup half and half
4 Tbsp. Butter cut into small cubes

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9X13 baking dish with foil and lightly grease it with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil, add a 1/2 tsp of salt and throw in your pasta. While your pasta is cooking, take half of the mozzarella, and the rest of the ingredients, and stir them together in a large bowl.

2. When your pasta is tender, carefully drain it thoroughly and then return the pasta to the hot pot. Add the reserved mozzarella, and stir together until the cheese is melted. Put the pasta and cheese mixture into your previously prepared baking dish and then pour the other mixed ingredients over the top.

3. Wrap the dish with aluminum foil, and place it in the preheated oven for forty-five minutes. You can uncover it when cooking time gets closer towards the end and allow the top to crisp and brown if you like.

Source Pioneer Settler

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