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Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Macaroni and Cheese
Source: Food Network Kitchen



  • 4 cups dried macaroni
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 heaping teaspoons dry mustard (more if desired)
  • 1 pound sharp Cheddar, grated (not pre-grated cheese), plus more for baking
  • Salt
  • Seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Optional spices: cayenne pepper, paprika, thyme

Macaroni and Cheese and Sliders Bar :

  • 1 pound thick-cut peppered bacon
  • 3 yellow onions, halved and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces gorgonzola
  • Cooked sliders and/or macaroni and cheese, for serving
6 servings


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cook the macaroni until still slightly firm.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg. In a large pot, melt the butter and sprinkle in the flour.
  • Whisk together over medium-low heat.
  • Cook for a couple of minutes, whisking constantly.
  • Don't let it burn.
  • Pour in the milk, add the mustard and whisk until smooth.
  • Cook until very thick, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low.
  • Take 1/4 cup of the sauce and slowly pour it into the beaten egg, whisking constantly to avoid cooking the eggs.
  • Whisk together until smooth.
  • Pour the egg into the sauce, whisking constantly.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Add in the cheese and stir to melt.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt and the pepper.
  • Add any additional spices if desired.
  • Taste the sauce and add more salt and seasoned salt as needed!
  • Pour in the drained, cooked macaroni and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately (while it's still very creamy) or pour into a buttered baking dish, top with extra cheese and bake until bubbly and golden on top, 20 to 25 minutes.

Macaroni and Cheese and Sliders Bar :

  • Fry the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until slightly crisp, about 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the pan and cut into bite-size pieces.
  • In a separate pan, cook the onions in the butter over a low heat until caramelized, 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Use a fork to crumble the gorgonzola.
  • Put the bacon, caramelized onions and crumbled gorgonzola into separate bowls.
  • Serve as delicious toppings for both sliders and macaroni cheese.



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