Monday, February 18, 2013

Super-Cheesy Mac and Cheese

My family loves homemade baked macaroni and cheese. Although I have a recipe I've been using for years, recently while at our son's family over the Christmas holidays, we were served a "new to me" kind that was amazing!

Super cheesy, kid-friendly, fantastic baked macaroni and cheese. One of the best around, and so easy to make.

2 cups macaroni, uncooked
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 stick (8 oz) butter
Lawry’s seasoned salt and pepper, to taste 
paprika (optional
2 cups Velveeta, cubed
2 cups sharp cheddar (can use less if you don’t like a sharp taste in your mac n cheese)
1 cup Colby cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350
Cook macaroni until al' dente (cooked through but not mushy). Do not overcook. When pasta is done, drain, add butter and stir until butter is melted. Stir in Velvetta cheese and set aside.

Meanwhile, whisk eggs in a large bowl, add milk and remaining cheeses; stir to combine.

Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray, and pour the macaroni mixture in. Pour cheese/milk/egg mixture over macaroni.  

Bake 15-20 minutes, remove from oven and stir well. Return to the oven and continue baking for another 10-15 minutes. Do not over-bake. It may be a bit jiggly when you take it out of the oven, but it will firm up as it cools, and should be bubbly around the edges. Let cool for about 5-10 minutes to fully set.

*Option - Add cooked and crumbled BACON and top with bread crumbs mixed with Parmesan Cheese ... serve in individual ramekins for a different twist!  Soooooo good!!!


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