Macaroni and cheese is one of those comfort foods that children just adore. This side dish isn’t just for children. Many adults enjoy the taste especially if it is homemade. Nothing speaks better to your taste buds than a recipe that is creamy, very tasty, and full of flavor with an interesting twist to the texture.
Traditional macaroni and cheese is prepared with cheddar cheese which provides that orange coloring everyone is so familiar with. That is not the case with this recipe. Here we’ll use two different cheese that when melted will not only be so flavorful but will also provide some fun when the cheese tries to pull away from the pasta making it very stringy.
This will save money on the budget not having to purchase boxed macaroni and cheese for your family. It also gives you peace of mind knowing exactly what is in the food you are cooking for yourself and your children. This is so good we’re sure the whole family will enjoy it and always ask for second helpings too.
- 1 pound of elbow macaroni
- 1 ½ cups of milk
- 1 ½ cups of heavy cream
- Butter to coat the pan
- 2 cups of mozzarella shredded
- 2 cups of Swiss cheese
- Italian flavored bread crumbs
- Preheat oven to 350'.
- Apply some butter to lightly coat the entire inside of a baking pan.
- Prepare the pasta or macaroni per the directions on the box.
- Drain the pasta and pour directly into the prepared baking pan.
- Add the heavy cream over the macaroni and stir till macaroni is nicely coated.
- Add the milk to the pan and stir once again. The mixture will be loose so stir slowly.
- Now add the cheeses. Add one at a time and stir into macaroni slowly. The mixture will start to thicken and will be slightly harder to mix.
- Last but not least season by adding a few shakes of salt over the top and once again mix for a minute or so.
- Stir the mixture up in the baking pan once again ensuring the macaroni is completely coated.
- Sprinkle bread crumbs over the top of the macaroni and cheese to create a crispy coating while it bakes.
- Place uncovered pan in oven for about 45 minutes to an hour.
- When macaroni is done set aside for 15 minutes before serving.
- Don’t limit yourself to just using elbow macaroni. Any small pasta shape and style will provide a different look and texture when used with this recipe.
- Mix up the cheeses in the recipe for different flavors.
- If the kids prefer that orange look add a little cheddar when mixing up the recipe for the illusion of color that attracts them to this particular dish.
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