Tasty Thursdays: Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Continuing with some Thanksgiving meals, one of you mentioned Macaroni & Cheese. It's one of my favorite meals when cooked right. This specific recipe is from Alton Brown.

What you'll need:

* 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
* 3 tablespoons butter
* 3 tablespoons flour
* 1 tablespoon powdered mustard
* 3 cups milk
* 1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced
* 1 bay leaf
* 1/2 teaspoon paprika
* 1 large egg
* 12 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
* 1 teaspoon kosher salt
* Fresh black pepper
And for the toppings:
* 3 tablespoons butter
* 1 cup panko bread crumbs

To make:
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 mustard 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.

Temper 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.

Share with me some more of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes/desserts! ;)
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44 comments :

Melanie's Randomness said...

I LOVE baked mac & cheese. It's one of my favorite comfort foods!! =) My fav thanksgiving dish is the sweet potatoes with the marshmellows! =)

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Dancing Branflake said...

Oh yum! I love baked mac and cheese! And my fav dessert are hand pies. Yum!

Maddy said...

Mac & Cheese!! It's too early to look at something this yummy :)

daisychain said...

Oh yum! that looks amazing.

WeShop said...

This looks great - real winter comfort food. xx
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Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

Looks yummmy!

janettaylor said...

Looks so delicious!

ediot said...

i really love your receipes! gonna try this out soon. i love anything pasta and cheese related ;) so yummy!
hope youre having a good week
take care
x

chaoskontrolowany said...

Lovely;)

PinkBow said...

mmm, this is making me hungry. as sarah said, the best comfort food

sharonlei said...

Mmmm!! One of my fav dishes to prepare.. super easy.. :) I like to make mine with truffle oil and add some bacon and cayenne & red pepper flakes for a bit of a kick. :)

xx Love & Aloha

Becca. said...

mmmmm, totally want some maccaroni and cheese now!!!


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Anna G said...

HMMM!!! I love mac and cheese. I'm saving this for the next time I have a party.

Anonymous said...

yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Katie said...

That looks incredible!

LifestyleBohemia said...

This is my favorite cold-weather comfort food!
I love whipped sweet potatoes and apple/cranberry stuffing on Thanksgiving!

BALLET NEWS said...

oh this looks os heavenly. I can literally smell it. I'm going to try this tomorrow.... thank you !!!

emwhyte said...

Yummy looks so tasty x

Josie said...

I'm partial to any kind of mac and cheese -- this one looks absolutely amazing!
xo Josie
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jemina said...

This is definitely one of my FAVES!!! thanks so much for sharing this yummy recipe :)

XOXO
J

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I freaking LOVE baked mac & cheese and my stomach is growling right now, just seeing this yummy photo and reading the recipe. I am TOTALLY trying this recipe soon!! Thank you!!

Jennifer said...

that looks simply delicious
mac and cheese is the best especially for transitional weather like this

Leia said...

YUM!


Leia

kirstyb said...

yummy xxxxxx

Krystal said...

If I can EVER find cheddar cheese here, I'll be making this!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh yum that looks delish!

Emily said...

I LOVE baked macaroni and cheese. I think my favorite turkey day item is asparagus casserole with lots of cheese :)

Haute World said...

I love making this dish... so simple and delicious! The only other Thanksgiving dish I can think of is pumpkin pie, though this is something my guy actually makes (I have no clue).

Isabel said...

this looks delicious!

Pop Champagne said...

yumm at mac and cheese. haha I love eating it and it's soo easy to make :D

Fashion Cappuccino said...

OMG!! It's the ultimate comfort food! I can eat it all day, everyday! xoxoxoxoo

Fabíola Beltrão said...

mmmmmm

xoxo

shari @ little blue deer said...

You do not have to sell me on this! One of my all-time faves! XX!

Suyinsays said...

awesome awesome awesome!xxxxxxx

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Grace said...

Baked Mac and Cheese is awesome! My Italian cousins have an amazing recipe that I USE.

fhen said...

oh it looks nyumnyy!
i love baked macaroni!!

sweet said...

baked mac and cheese are the best....now I am really starving about it...whahhaha!!!

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Becky Regina said...

Looks really delicious ! I wish I could cook !

abby | ybba said...

oohhhh thats ooooooeeeyyyy yummy yummy!!! ^__^

style'n said...

Audrey-have you made this a lot? my sis and I are trying to come up with our Thanksgiving menu and I might want to add this. Looks yummy!

My Republic of Fashion said...

I would love a big bowl of that now! :)SarahD

OneCraftyFox said...

I think I will have to try this! I love good old KD, and this is a nice step up, lol.

Have a great weekend :)

Tasha Gregson said...

Looks delicious might have to give it a try :) We don't have thankgiving, although I love the whole idea of it, it always looks great on TV shows :L xx

Susu Paris Chic said...

Such a comfort food... never fails!

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