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July 10, 2012
Mom's Mac N Cheese - Home Cooked Recipe 32
One of my favorite dishes from my childhood is the macaroni and cheese my mom used to make. When I moved out on my own, it was one of the first recipes I asked her to send me. It is very simple to make, and I've gotten many compliments on it. As with almost every recipe I make, I have made a few small adjustments to suit my taste. Recipes are merely a guide, you should always adjust them to your own specific tastes. Mom's Mac N Cheese Ingredients: 16oz elbow macaroni 2 cans Campbell's Cheddar Cheese soup Milk (fill 1 of the empty soup cans with milk) 16oz grated sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup breadcrumbs (my mom used regular breadcrumbs, I now like using panko breadcrumbs that I've crushed with a rolling pin) 1 small onion, finely diced 1 stick butter 1/2 tsp ground mustard Salt & Pepper to taste (I like LOTS of pepper!) Dash of cayenne Dash of smoked paprika
Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Cook elbow macaroni in salted, boiling water for 10 mins. You don't want to overcook your macaroni because it will continue cooking in the cheese sauce while baking. While macaroni is cooking, melt butter in large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. When onions are soft season with mustard, cayenne, paprika, salt, and pepper. Turn heat to low and then add both cans of soup and 1 can of milk. Whisk together well. Drain macaroni. Add back into pot. Stir in cheese soup mixture. Add half of grated cheddar and stir well. Grease baking dish (with butter or cooking spray). Pour macaroni into baking dish. Top with other half of grated cheddar. Mix breadcrumbs with 1 tablespoon of melted butter then sprinkle over cheese. Bake for 30 minutes. Enjoy!