Mac and cheese: my daughter requested Mac and cheese to go w pulled pork for part of a birthday buffet. Can you recommend a recipe that will

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Bevi June 4, 2015
I have made this mac N cheese several times. It is prepared in a bundt pan, and I love the fact that you can serve in slices. It is always a hit - note there are 2 different recipes you can choose from: https://food52.com/recipes/21122-mac-cheese-bundt
https://food52.com/recipes/27068-ball-park-mustard-mac-cheese-bundt
 
Kristina June 3, 2015
This is my go to recipe for mac & cheese. It's easy, and delicious.
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1/2 cup butter or margarine (sliced into little squares)
12oz grated cheddar cheese
4oz grated mozzarella cheese
5 cups milk
salt & pepper to taste
1. Preheat the oven for 350.
2. Layer the macaroni, butter slices, cheddar & mozzarella cheese in the order listed in a 13x9 inch dish.
3. Pour the milk over the top.
4. Bake uncovered for 1 hour.

I have also reduced the amount of cheddar, and just added other cheeses I had on hand to experiment.
 
Pegeen June 3, 2015

There are so many great ones out there, it's hard to choose! Here are a few.

Cowgirl Creamery’s Classic Mac & Cheese
https://food52.com/recipes/24532-classic-mac-and-cheese

How to Make Mac & Cheese without a recipe
https://food52.com/blog/11351-how-to-make-macaroni-and-cheese-without-a-recipe

Martha Stewart’s Macaroni & Cheese
https://food52.com/blog/2599-martha-stewart-s-macaroni-and-cheese
 
Sam1148 June 4, 2015
The martha recipe is great.
Even a pickey eater 'bluebox' lover I know raves about it.
 
CanadaDan June 3, 2015
This is my recipe for Bacon Mac & Cheese that is always a hit wherever I bring it. If you don't eat bacon, just substitute the bacon fat with equal amount of butter.

2 tbsp unsalted butter; melted
1-1.5 cups breadcrumbs
1 cup (125 g) grated sharp cheddar
chopped parsley/sage/rosemary (optional)

Sauce:
1 lb elbow mac
1 tbsp unsalted butter (3 tbsp if not using bacon)
3 tbsp flour
2 tsp pepper flakes
2 3/4 cups milk
3/4 cup cream
2 cups (250 g) grated orange cheddar
2 cups (250 g) grated sharp cheddar
1 piece of smoked gouda about 150 g
4 tsp dijon
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
about 3/4 package bacon
2 bay leaves

Cook mac until al dente about 4-5 minutes (you will be cooking it further in the oven so don't cook it too much). Rinse with cold water and keep on the side.

Dice bacon. Fry it in a skillet until crispy and render the bacon fat, scoop out the bacon and put it on the side. Keep the bacon fat on the side.

In a large pot, pour in 2 tbsp of the bacon fat and the 1 tbsp of butter over low heat. Stir in flour and pepper flakes. (If not using bacon, replace the 2 tbsp of bacon with butter)

Cook for 3 minutes, stirring.

Slowly whisk in milk and cream and add bay leaves

Bring to a boil, whisking constantly for 3 minutes.

Remove bay leaves

Stir in mustard, S & P and cheese.

Remove from heat, add mac and most of diced bacon and stir. Put remaining diced bacon in with bread crumbs and herbs if using

Butter a baking dish and pour the mac in.

Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the mac.

Bake in 400 oven for 20-25 min or until bubbling. Broil for last 3-4 minutes to crisp up the crust.
 
CanadaDan June 3, 2015
Sorry the gouda should also be grated
 
luvcookbooks June 10, 2015
Daniel, we made this recipe minus bacon. It was easy to put together and a hit. Thanks for your recipe and to all who answered!
 
CanadaDan June 10, 2015
I'm feeling very bittersweet about that, Meg. on the one hand, I love it when people make my recipes. On the other, I love bacon. Glad you enjoyed.
 
Lauren C. June 3, 2015
Hi! I love this recipe! http://laurencariscooks.com/swiss-macaroni-cheese/
 
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