Saturday, January 29, 2011

MACARONI AND CHEESE, SOUTHERN STYLE

Nothing better than a large side of mac and cheese, especially in this cold weather! ENJOY!


MACARONI AND CHEESE, SOUTHERN STYLE

1 1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
8 oz. hollow pasta, preferably elbow macaroni
Butter, for greasing
7 oz. extra-sharp cheddar, cut into 1⁄2" cubes 
   (about 1 1⁄2 cups), plus 6 oz. grated (about 2 cups) 
2 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. flour
1 1⁄2 tsp. dry mustard
1⁄4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1⁄4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1⁄8 tsp. cayenne pepper
2⁄3 cup sour cream
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1⁄2 cups half-and-half
1 1⁄2 cups heavy cream
1⁄3 cup grated onion
1 tsp. Worcestershire 

1. Heat oven to 350°. Bring a 4-qt. saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until cooked halfway through, about 3 minutes. Drain pasta and transfer to a greased 9" x 13" baking dish. Stir in the cubed cheddar cheese and set aside.

2. Combine 1 1⁄2 tsp. salt, flour, mustard, black pepper, nutmeg, and cayenne in a large mixing bowl. Add the sour cream and the eggs and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the half-and-half, heavy cream, onions, and Worcestershire. Pour egg mixture over the reserved pasta mixture and stir to combine. Sprinkle the grated cheese evenly over the surface. Bake until the pasta mixture is set around the edges but still a bit loose in the center, about 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

SERVES 8 – 10

See you soon,
Teresa
xoxo


This article was first published in Saveur in Issue #129
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12 comments :

{av} said...

there really is nothing better than mac n' cheese...especially in this cold, snuggly weather. sigh. can't wait to try this recipe!

by the way, so happy you entered my giveaway :) xoxo {av}

eclecticrevisited said...

I have a thing for mac and cheese...homemade, of course...it's comfort food..I sometimes add broccoli and/or tomatoes to mine...
I am making your recipe this Sunday, thanks..
maureeen

carolyn bradford said...

Perfect side dish to make for dinner tonight to welcome Holly and Brad back to Alabama! Thanks for sharing!

Design Elements said...

love macaroni :-) Happy weekend!

Debby said...

Teresa, if I come see you will you make this for me?!! Yum. xo

Mary said...

I love this dish. I don't make mac n' cheese often, but when I do I delight in it. Yours looks and sounds delicious. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

quintessence said...

Mac and cheese is a HUGE favorite in our family. I think I may have to try this - looks delicious!

Kathysue said...

I make one very similar, Ina Gartens recipe, it is to die for!!! have a great weekend Kathysue

jessica said...

this sounds delicious!! happy weekend!

Mona Thompson said...

This looks amazing! Will have to try. Have a great weekend. Mona

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Angela Parmer Duke said...

yummmmmyyy!

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