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    Grown Up Macaroni & Cheese

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    55 mins

    10 mins

    45 mins

    CountryLady's Note:

    The ultimate comfort food by Toronto chef Michael Bonacini. Pair this with his Meat Loaf Muffins & a green veg for a "retro" dinner. You'll never eat Kraft Dinner again!!

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    1. 1
      Cook macaroni in boiling salted water according to package directions.
    2. 2
      Drain& add a little butter to prevent sticking.
    3. 3
      Cover& put aside.
    4. 4
      Melt butter in a large saucepan over low to medium heat.
    5. 5
      Add flour& cook gently for 4- 5 mins.
    6. 6
      Add milk, mix well& allow to simmer for a few mins.
    7. 7
      Add cream, mix well& cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sauce starts to thicken (about 10 mins).
    8. 8
      Add onion& bay leaf; continue cooking for another 15- 20 mins, stirring constantly.
    9. 9
      Remove from heat, remove bay leaf, stir in mustard& 1 1/2 cups of the cheddar, season with salt& pepper and stir well.
    10. 10
      Combine with macaroni in an ovenproof casserole dish.
    11. 11
      Sprinkle the rest of the cheddar over top.
    12. 12
      Combine bread crumbs, parsley& paprika and sprinkle over the top.
    13. 13
      Bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 15- 20 minutes or until light golden brown on top.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 02, 2003


      i'd have given these a 5 but my onions never cooked- they tasted crunchy even after 20 mins of baking time. otherwise, we enjoyed this, and dd's dh etc, just pushed onions to the side. i did double the recipe and it went into a long pan and a round 2 qt casserole. cheesy creamy sauce. i will try this again, sauteing onions before adding more butter,the flour and the rest of the ingredients

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    • on June 05, 2005


      This was good. I think I might use more cheese nextime, and not use the breadcrumbs. The boys in the house loved it however.

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    Nutritional Facts for Grown Up Macaroni & Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (184 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 819.2
    Calories from Fat 456
    Total Fat 50.7 g
    Saturated Fat 31.0 g
    Cholesterol 164.6 mg
    Sodium 610.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 63.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    Sugars 3.2 g
    Protein 27.5 g

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