Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Macaroni and Cheese Bake

Mac and Cheese.  Comfort food for heart and soul.  Mac and Cheese with me is simple and starts with a roux.  A roux is equal parts butter and flour whisked together over heat.
I start with a quarter cup butter, melted.

Whisk in 1/4 cup flour. 
My roux is ready for milk.
Whisk 3 cups milk into roux over heat until it thickens and is smooth.
Add cheese to milk mixture,
I used 4 cups sharp shredded cheddar cheese
4 ounces of cream cheese and
1 cup pepper jack cheese into blocks.
Whisk over heat until melted and smooth, add cooked pasta.
My pantry did not have elbow pasta, so I went with the penne pasta.

Place in a lightly greased casserole dish. Top with seasoned bread crumbs.
Bake 350 degrees until golden and bubbly,
approximately 30-45 minutes.

comfort food for fall...yum!


  1. Hi Lisa- 3 to 4 cups cooked pasta depending on the cheese sauce to pasta ratio you like : )