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Macaroni & Cheese

Main Ingredient: Pasta

Yield: 4-6 servings

Photo and Recipe courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. curly elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2-1/2 cups milk, heated
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1-1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 c. Parmesan cheese or Romano cheese, grated and divided
  • 1 slice bread

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease or spray a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. In the same pot, melt butter over low heat. Pour about 1 tablespoon into a small bowl; set aside. Stir the flour into the remaining butter in the pot. Cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly, about 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk. Add salt, pepper and cayenne.
  2. Bring sauce to a simmer for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add Cheddar cheese cubes and stir until partially melted. Remove pot from heat and add macaroni and 2 tablespoons Parmesan or Romano cheese; stir until blended. Pour into prepared baking dish. Crumble bread to make coarse crumbs.
  3. Add crumbs and remaining Parmesan or Romano cheese to melted butter in bowl. Toss to combine. Sprinkle on macaroni mixture. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until crumbs are browned and macaroni is bubbly at edges.

*Cheddar cheese cubes in this recipe means there are rich pockets of melted cheese throughout!

BLACK CREEK® PRODUCTS USED IN THIS RECIPE

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 2 Years)

Black Creek® offers award-winning premium Cheddar cheeses that are recognized for their rich and creamy taste. Each of the brands’ offerings is carefully selected to ensure you receive a consistently delicious cheese that’s perfect for snacking.

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 3 Years)

For over a century, farm fresh milk from the heart of America’s Dairyland has been finely crafted into classic, naturally-aged cheeses under the watchful eyes of certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers. Black Creek® Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese is made using these same time-honored traditions and carefully aged for three years to build a full, richly sharp flavor and delightfully crumbly texture.

Black Creek®  Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 9 Months)

Black Creek® Cheddar cheeses are made using old-world craftsmanship by Gregg Palubicki, a certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker. The result? The finest in premium Wisconsin Cheddar cheese with a dedication to quality you can taste.

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