Baked Macaroni and Cheese a La Pioneer Woman

“I adapted this recipe from thepioneerwoman.com but it is pretty close to her original. You can mix and match cheeses if you want but cheddar is always a good standard. I like to blend them for variety.”
READY IN:
55mins
SERVES:
8-10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. cook pasta al dente- by this i really mean undercook by a couple minutes, it should be too firm to eat just yet. drain.
  2. meanwhile, melt butter with garlic. whisk in flour 2 minutes over medium heat.
  3. add milk, whisking and cook for about 5 minutes until thickened.
  4. add spices, stir and turn off heat.
  5. beat egg, temper by adding a little of the warm milk sauce, then add the egg and stir until smooth.
  6. add the cheddar and mozzarella, stirring until completely melted and smooth- taste and adjust seasonings now, last chance!
  7. add pasta to sauce and pour into a 2-3 qt baking dish or 13x9 in pan.
  8. top with 1/2 cup cheese and 1/4 cup parm and bake at 350 uncovered for 30 minutes.

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