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Homestyle Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Comfort food at it’s best. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com

  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

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  • 4 cups dry macaroni
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup {1/2 stick} butter
  • 1/4 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 pound, 16 oz. Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook macaroni until almost done
  2. In a small bowl, beat egg
  3. In a large pot, melt butter and sprinkle flour. Whisk together over medium low heat.
  4. Cook mixture for 2-3 minutes, whisking constantly, until smooth and bubbly
  5. Gradually add milk and add mustard, whisk until smooth.
  6. Cook for about 5 minutes until thick.
  7. Reduce heat to low.
  8. Take 1/4 cup milk mixture and drizzle into egg, whisking constantly. Stir until smooth.
  9. Add egg mixture to milk mixture, whisk until smooth.
  10. Add cheese and stir until melted
  11. Add salt, seasoned salt and pepper to taste
  12. Add bacon
  13. Fold in cooked macaroni
  14. Pour into buttered baking dish, add bacon if desired and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

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