Cheddar mac and cheese casserole

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Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with butter or with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

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Cook pasta per box directions, aim for al dente. Drain, mix with olive oil and set aside. Cheese Sauce: Place a large sauce pan over medium heat and once its hot add the butter. Stir and melt the butter, carefully not to burn it. Add the flour and whisk until fully combined with the melted butter. While still whisking, little by little add the milk, stirring to combine. Take your time and don't rush through this step. In a small bowl, whisk cream and cornstarch until fully combined and cornstarch is fully dissolved. Add the mixture to the pan. Stir to combine.

Steps to Make It

Still over medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer for about 2 minutes. Stir in sour cream and cream cheese until fully combined. If the sauce is too thick you can add more milk or some chicken broth. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and add 3 cups of cheddar cheese and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, freshly grated or pre-shredded. Stir to combine, until the cheese is fully melted. Remove pan from heat and add the cooked elbows macaroni.


Transfer the mixture to the prepared casserole dish. Buttery Cracker Topping: In a medium bowl combine cracker crumbs with melted butter and stir using a fork until fully combined.

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Other Toppings: Level the top with a spatula and sprinkle 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and 1 cup of cheddar cheese evenly over the surface of the casserole. Sprinkle the Buttery Cracker Topping evenly over the surface and top with chopped cooked bacon if using. Bake: Bake the casserole uncovered in the preheated oven for minutes. Until the top is golden brown and bubbly.

Remove from oven and let it rest for 15 minutes before serving. Serve topped with extra bacon and if desired chopped parsley. Share This Recipe. Save Pin Share Email. Get free recipes to your inbox! Comments Leave a reply. Lora Savoring Italy November 5, pm Your mac and cheese casserole looks so creamy and comforting! Catalina Castravet. Amanda November 5, pm The bacon is an excellent touch!!

I cannot wait to try!! Dorothy at Shockinglydelish November 5, pm Holy moly that is casserole full of goodness!!

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Chrissie Baker November 6, am This casserole is great for me and my family. Nancy November 6, am This casserole is so hearty and comfy. Toni Boulder Locavore November 6, am This will quickly become a new favorite in our house! Paula November 6, pm Yeah it it! It has bacon on it! Karly November 7, pm I'm pretty sure I could eat this for every meal! Anna November 7, pm Yes to bacon in mac and cheese! So tasty!

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Amy November 8, pm Hey! When do you add the dry spices? Krista November 12, am Kids are going to love this! I love that bacon on top! Jennifer November 12, pm Great for Thanksgiving Reply. Mary Andrews February 10, am Made this for birthday celebration to go with hot wings. Watch recipe video.

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Spoon the pasta into the dish, then top with 4 trimmed field mushrooms, gills facing upwards, instead of the crumbs. Drizzle with a little oil, season, then top with a little more blue cheese. Bake as before. Recipe Tip Next level macaroni cheese recipe If you enjoyed this, now check out our next level mac 'n' cheese with Marmite recipe. Comments 86 Questions 1 Tips 1 5. Great recipe. Usually add a little more mustard and some white pepper to the sauce.

Sometimes I add chopped smoked trout. Perfect comfort food! Added nutmeg, bacon lardons and leeks, scrumptious! Better with macaroni? Vegetarian cheese is? I made this as it is and loved it.

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Delicious and easy to make. Very misleading and ambiguous quantities! For example, in ingredients the quantity of flour is stated as 3 tablespoons.