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Not only is Mac Daddy n’ Cheese mad creamy good and the ultimate comfort food, but it’s great as a meal or side dish. The only thing that Mac Daddy n’ Cheese can’t help you with is your low-fat, low-carb diet.
Ingredients for Mac Daddy n’ Cheese:
3 cups uncooked large elbow macaroni noodles
1 1/2 cups shredded medium cheddar cheese
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 1/4 cups milk
2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp. flour
Go crazy… try different cheeses that please your taste!
Shred Cheddar Cheese.
Shred Monterey Jack
Shred Parmesan cheese.
Boil macaroni noodles until tender.
Rinse cooked noodles with cold water. Set aside.
In a heavy skillet, melt butter and olive oil over medium heat.
Add flour to make a roux*.
* From Merriam-Webster Online:
Pronunciation: ‘rü Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural /’rüz/
Etymology: French, from beurre roux brown butter
1. a cooked mixture of flour and fat used as a thickening agent in a soup or a sauce
Lower temperature to medium-low and stir mixture continuously until golden, nutty and smooth. Be careful not to scorch.
Add milk slowly while stirring.
Add 1 cup shredded cheddar and keep stirring. Do not allow to boil or your cheese sauce will “break.”
Add 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese and keep stirring.
Sauce will be thickened and smooth.
Turn off the heat on the stove, and turn on your broiler.
Add cooked macaroni noodles and fold to cover noodles with cheese sauce.
Incorporate 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese into cheese sauce coated noodles.
Top with remaining shredded cheese.
Broil until top is golden brown and crispy. Don’t wanna? Don’t do it… it’s done!
Serve as a comforting main course with a side of steamed vegetables or salad. Or, serve as a side-dish that’s sure to steal the show! This recipe makes a boatload of Mac Daddy n’ Cheese, but that’s how Betty rolls. When served as a main course, this will feed 4-6; when served as a side dish, 8-12. If it’s not all eaten, it makes great leftovers! Don’t even think about asking Betty if this is healthy, yo!
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