Saturday, April 23, 2011

White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese

A while back, I posted about one of my favorite macaroni and cheese recipes created by Rachael Ray. This is possibly my husband's favorite dish, and he's been hinting about it for a while. In the original post, I didn't quite understand the value of beautiful pictures yet, so when I made this for hubby earlier this week, I decided to immortalize the recipe in photos.

Pre-cook bacon... or pre-chop jalapenos or whatever your add-in of choice may be.

 Pre-grate your white cheddar.

Melt the olive oil and butter together, then add the flour, stirring until slightly browned and most of the liquid is gone.

Add in the milk

 Whisk the milk and flour together until smooth. Allow to boil slightly and thicken.

Stir in the cheese, a handful at a time. Stir until smooth.

Add in the cayenne and nutmeg.

Stir in the bacon (or your add-in) and allow flavor to mix in with the sauce.

Pour the sauce over the cooked noodles and stir together.

Pour the noodle and sauce mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan.

Smooth out the mixture.

 Top with remaining cheese and place in the oven under the broiler at 500 degrees.

Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

Dish up and ENJOY!

We typically serve with a salad to get something green and a little healthier to offset the fantastic macaroni and cheese!

I'm linking this up to Miranda @ Mangoes & Chutney -- her mac n cheese blog hop and her


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