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    Macaroni and Cheese from Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa)

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    50 mins

    15 mins

    35 mins

    KathyP53's Note:

    One of my favorite comfort foods made by Ina with cheddar and gruyere cheese and topped with fresh tomatoes.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. 2
      Drizzle oil into a large pot of boiling salted water. Add the macaroni and cook according to the directions on the package, 6-8 minutes. Drain well.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, heat the milk in a small saucepan, but don't boil it. Melt 6 tablespoons of butter in a large (4 qt.) pot and add the flour. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring with a whisk. While whisking, add the hot milk and cook for a minutes or two more, until thickened and smooth. Off the heat, add the Gruyere, cheddar, 1 tablespoons salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add the cooked macaroni and stir well. Pour into a 3 quart baking dish.
    4. 4
      Slice the tomatoes and arrange on top. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, combine butter with fresh breaf crumbs, and sprinkle on top. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and macaroni is browned on the top.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 18, 2008

      55

      Oh boy what joy! Comfort food like this is just plain decadent! I could not find Gruyere cheese at our store so I used the grated package mix of Swiss and Gruyere and a 2 cup package of extra sharp Cheddar. The nutmeg in this is the perfect touch. I served it with Potage de Tomate (or Tomato Soup if you prefer!!) for the supreme mac and cheese and tomato soup combo.

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    • on September 12, 2008

      45

      This is a good white mac n cheese recipe. I made this after I saw Ina make it on her show. It looked scrumptious. Instead of gruyere I used swiss cheese. So Im sure if I use gruyere cheese next time it will make it even better. I do think this recipe needs a little more flavor. Next time I make it, I am going to add some finely chopped onion and fresh garlic. The tomatoes were just awesome over top! It sounds weird, but it gives it a nice touch! Next time Im also going to add some crumbled bacon and more shredded cheese over the top with the tomatoes. mmmmm what I did with this was put it in some medium sized ramekins and baked in the oven. So everyone would have their own little dish of it. I give this 4 stars as written, just because my taste buds say it needs more flavor. But if you doctor it up a bit, this could easily be a 5 star recipe!

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    • on December 20, 2012

      55

      This was fantastic! Wouldn't change a thing! YUM!

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    Nutritional Facts for Macaroni and Cheese from Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa)

    Serving Size: 1 (325 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 988.5
     
    Calories from Fat 486
    49%
    Total Fat 54.0 g
    83%
    Saturated Fat 32.5 g
    162%
    Cholesterol 165.7 mg
    55%
    Sodium 1735.6 mg
    72%
    Total Carbohydrate 81.0 g
    27%
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    15%
    Sugars 4.5 g
    18%
    Protein 44.2 g
    88%

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