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Baked Mac N Cheese

Baked Mac N Cheese created by Cassandras Kitchen

Taken from GQ Magazine, this is Barefoot Contessa's Jeffrey-approved recipe for baked mac-n-cheese. All I had to purchase for this was the gruyere cheese, so I went for it. It's rich and filling, and i recommend a nice smoky gruyere. I used vine tomatoes, which gave it a bit of acidity the dish would otherwise be missing.

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directions

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Drizzle a few drops of oil into the boilding water, add the pasta, and cook according to package directions. Drain well.
  • Meanwhile, heat the milk in a small saucepan, but do not allow it to boil.
  • Melt 6 tablespoons of the butter in a large (4-quart) pot and add the flour all at once. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring with a whisk. Whish in the hot milk and cook for a minute or two more, until thickened and smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cheeses, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add the cooked pasta and stir well. Pour into a 9 by 13 inch baking dish.
  • Arrange the tomato slices on top. Melt the remaining 2 tablesppons of butter, toss with the fresh breadcrumbs to coat evenly, and sprinkle all over the top of the casserole.
  • Bake for 30 oto 35 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the pasta is browned on top. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.
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"Taken from GQ Magazine, this is Barefoot Contessa's Jeffrey-approved recipe for baked mac-n-cheese. All I had to purchase for this was the gruyere cheese, so I went for it. It's rich and filling, and i recommend a nice smoky gruyere. I used vine tomatoes, which gave it a bit of acidity the dish would otherwise be missing."
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  1. gia21408
    yummm but to make even better add ground sausage to make in2 a meal/baked mac n' tomato & sausage casserole
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  2. lalaroze2012
    This recipe saved my day today!!!! Love Ina as well... Just moved recently & couldn't find my family "MAC recipe," & this was the closest to it!!
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  3. Brains n Beautee
    Momma's Mac as it known in my kitchen. Toss the packaged neon stuff and cook this. I serve with tomatoes and broccoli on the side rather than topping with tomatoes. Works either way. Beauregard of the Valley, English Bulldog Extraordinaire swiped a loaf of County White Bread so ever since, I use Panko crumbs. This Mac is some good~~~
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  4. Cassandras Kitchen
    Baked Mac N Cheese Created by Cassandras Kitchen
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  5. Cassandras Kitchen
    Taken from GQ Magazine, this is Barefoot Contessa's Jeffrey-approved recipe for baked mac-n-cheese. All I had to purchase for this was the gruyere cheese, so I went for it. It's rich and filling, and i recommend a nice smoky gruyere. I used vine tomatoes, which gave it a bit of acidity the dish would otherwise be missing.
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