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Need a Mac & Cheese Recipe

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by debilorrah, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    One that will work with an overload of cheese. Ken has to have TOO MUCH CHEESE!

    Thanks!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I cook my macaroni noodles in salted water and drain and set them aside to steam and remove excess water.

    Then I make a cream sauce - milk/cream (2 cups or so) and butter (2 tbsp) heated over medium heat. Grate as much sharp cheddar cheese as you think your milk and pan can hold and stir until the cheese is melted (I often grate an entire brick of cheese - say 1/2 pound or so). Beat 2 large eggs and temper with the hot milk sauce then incorporate into the sauce pan with the rest of the melted milk/cheese sauce. Once everything is mixed well (don't let the eggs clump and become scrambled (yuck) ) pour over macaroni and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.

    Butter a casserole pan and pour the noodles and sauce in. Cover the top with grated mild cheddar cheese and bake at 375 until the sauce is bubbly and set and the cheese is just turning golden.

    Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 30 minutes before serving.
     
  3. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh thanks! Now I am drooling. Time to make up a super big batch and freeze it in smaller batches.... mmmmmmmmmm.

    Missprissy, what purpose do the eggs serve? My recipe is similar, except I usually brown a T of flour in the butter and then add the milk and cheese... I've never used eggs though.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The egg makes it a macaroni and cheese 'pie' (as my grandma would say) - think custardy and creamy cheese type filling holding it altogether.
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    OH THANK YOU!!!! YUM! My recipe is simpler than that that the cheese clumps. ICK!
     
  6. Okay I'm going to make Mac and Cheese, now...

    Be back later [​IMG]

    Good thing I was already fat before BYC [​IMG]
     
  7. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 box Kraft Mac n' Cheese
    1 lb ground sausage
    diced green pepper ( to taste)
    diced onion (to taste)
    fresh or dried basil

    Cook mac and cheese as usual. In a seperate pan, cook sausage until it loses its raw color, about 3-4 minutes. Add onion and pepper and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add basil, then stir into cooked mac and cheese.

    I drain the sausage first before mixing it with the mac n cheese. You wouldn't think it would be good, but oh my goodness, it is really good. The basil really makes the dish in my opinion. I
     
  8. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This made me laugh!!! I am right there with ya!!! LOL.
     
  9. [​IMG] Okay that easy as pie Mac and Cheese MP posted is Yummy! Two big bowls later I am stuffed too much to move. Go make some! I never would have thought to put eggs in there!
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Duck eggs make it even better.

    Trivia - who is responsible for macaroni and cheese as we know it?
     

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