Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tasty Tuesdays

Here is another edition of Tasty Tuesdays. Also, check out Danielle @ New Mommy Rant for another good recipe on Tasty Tuesdays. We hope you enjoy!
Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes

1/2 pound elbow macaroni
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups milk
1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 large egg
4 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Fresh black pepper
For Topping(Optional): 3 tablespoons butter
1 cup panko bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.

While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and keep it moving for about five minutes. Make sure it's free of lumps. Stir in the milk, onion, bay leaf, and paprika. Simmer for ten minutes and remove the bay leaf.
Beat in the egg. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese. Melt the butter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from
oven and rest for five minutes before serving.

Eat & Enjoy!!





Ashley said...

Sounds yummmmy! I love to cook (but hate cleaning up all the dishes!!)

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Anna said...

Found your blog on the 20 something blogring and thought I'd stop by and say hi...

That recipe sounds really yummy! I'll have to try it out sometime!

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sequined said...

Dude, my sister makes this (or maybe just a very similar version) and it's incredible. SO good. I should start trying out your recipes to one-up her, but I'm lazy and I like it when she cooks for me. Haha.

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Des said...

Thanks for the recipe. I've always been afraid of Mac & Cheese after eating the Kraft dinner ones, but I'll give this one a go!

BTW, I clicked on the link. GL with that.

Any dessert recipes coming up? :)

Pam said...

i love mac and cheese! Yum!

Sindi said...

This sounds very good. I have copied it down and I will let you know as soon as I try it. Have a great day:-)

Wendy said...

Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the comment on my blog:)

AndreAnna said...

Cheese? Onions? Noodles?

I'm in!

Thanks for coming by my blog. If/When I get the site set up, I'd love for you to contribute if you'd like.

Julia Smith said...

Hi - I love baked macaroni and cheese. Now I'm going to crave it until I have it!

I used to work in early childhood education - in daycare and as a nanny for two families. Now I just act like a kid with my husband. It's fun!

Melanie said...

That sounds sooo good! And easy too. I love it.

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EP said...

Mac and cheese is one of my FAVE things ever! This sounds delish!

Momma On The Go said...

I love mac and cheese! Cheese and carbs mixed. What could be better?

SaraLynn said...

this sounds delicious!!

I clicked and clicked again :)