ooey gooey heart attack mac ‘n cheese…

25 Jan

Nothin’ says comfort food like a super fatty mac ‘n cheese!

What you need:
6 slices of crumbled bread
8 tbs butter
5 1/2 cups of milk
1/2 cup flour
6 cups grated old cheddar
1/2 cup parmesan
1 lb macaroni
1 onion
6 strips of bacon
salt & pepper to taste

Now cook it!

1.  Heat your oven to 375 degrees.  Crumble the bread with your hands into a medium sized bowl and drizzle melted 2 tbs of butter all over it.  Mix it up so it’s coated evenly and set aside.

2.  Cook your macaroni to very al dente, the sauce will cook it more in the oven.  Give those macaronis a bath after to rinse away the extra starch.

wee little macaronis

2.  Chop the onions and sautee them until soft, cut the bacon into small chunks and cook on medium until slightly crispy, set aside.

the smell of onions and bacon cooking is awesome!

3.  In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, heat milk.

4. Melt the rest of butter in big ol saucepan on medium heat.  Add flour slowly and stir a bunch for a minute until cooked.  Yours might not be as brown as this, I used the same pan that I sauteed the bacon and onion in so it took on the flavour of bacon!

5.  Slowly pour hot milk into flour-butter mixture while whisking. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the mixture bubbles and becomes thick.

6.  Remove pan from heat and add in old cheddar and bacon/onion mix.  Stir until all cheese is melted and season to taste! (salt/pepper/cayenne pepper/nutmeg whatever your tastebuds like!)

I love cheese

7.  Dump the rinsed macaroni into the sauce and stir until each morsel is covered.  Pour this pan of heaven into a large casserole dish and spread out evenly.

creamy gooey cheese sauce...mmmmm

8.  Sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese and spread out the bread bits on top.  Bake until it’s bubbly and brown on top, about 40 minutes.

9.  Take it out of the oven and cool for a few minutes and then dig in like no one’s watching.

serves 12 or 6 if you live in a house with 2 hungry boys

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One Response to “ooey gooey heart attack mac ‘n cheese…”

  1. hungover January 25, 2010 at 11:05 pm #

    Good points!

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