My Favorite Mac and Cheese

07 Oct

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I love mac and cheese.  I even love the Kraft Mac and Cheese that has questionable cheese.  I ran across this recipe that I had tagged a few years ago in my recipe folder.  This folder holds treasures beyond measure.  I try to clean it out as often as I clean closets, but that has not helped me in the least.  This mac and cheese is rich, gooey with a crunchy bread topping.  It is so good and so easy.  the weather is getting perfect for this dinner.  It is the ultimate comfort food.

Family Favorite Mac & Cheese

1 16 oz package elbow macaroni, uncooked

1 egg

½ cup butter divided

¼ cup flour

¼ cup skim milk

2 tsp dry mustard

1 16 oz. package shredded cheese

½ tsp seasoned salt

½ tsp. pepper

½ tsp. salt

1 ½ cups soft bread crumbs

Cook the macaroni according to directions, drain and set aside

Beat the egg in a medium bowl and set aside.

In a large saucepan, melt ¼ cup butter. Add the flour and cook, whisking constantly, for 5 minutes.

Add the milk and mustard and keep cooking and whisking until mixture is thick and smooth, about 5-8 minutes.

Slowly add ¼ cup of the hot mixture to the egg, mixing well. Pour back into the saucepan and stir.

Setting aside ½ of the cheese, add the cheese to the mixture. Add the macaroni and seasonings.

Pour into a greased pan. Melt remaining ¼ cup butter and toss with breadcrumbs.  Cover top of mac and cheese.

Cover and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. I took the foil off for a few minutes at the end to get more color on the breadcrumbs.  I like them toasted and crunchy.

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