Special Mac and Cheese for a Crowd

Recipe by MsSally
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Boil macaroni in water with 1 Tbsp oil in very large pot until tender.
  • Add frozen peas for last minute of boiling time.
  • Drain and keep warm.
  • While macaroni is boiling, melt butter in medium sized bowl in microwave.
  • Add flour to butter and stir until most of lumps are gone.
  • Add milk all at once and stir to get butter paste incorporated.
  • Microwave on high 8 to 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.
  • After first 2 minutes add cream cheese.
  • Continue to stir every 2 minutes until cream cheese is melted in and sauce becomes thick.
  • Add 1-1/2 cups cheese and stir until melted.
  • Mix in salt, pepper, garlic salt and ground mustard.
  • Add to macaroni mixture and stir until sauce is mixed well.
  • Pour into a 9x13-inch casserole.
  • You will probably have enough to fill it and then some. I use two or three 8x8-inch squares.
  • Top with additional cheese and crushed croutons, bake 30 minutes at 350°F.
  • If freezing, leave out last step until ready to bake.