Fannie Farmer’s Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe

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Even now that my kids have grown up Macaroni and Cheese still is a favorite side dish for us to serve with a variety of different main dishes. We sometimes serve it as a main dish, depending on the kind of mood the family is in; or in other words, what everyone would like for supper. After a successful fishing trip-we decided on a fish fry, and made this Fannie Farmer’s Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe as a side dish. The Macaroni and Cheese along with the fresh caught and deep fried fish were an excellent combination. This Fannie Farmer’s Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese is a simple recipe that doesn’t take much time, and does not require a lot of ingredients. Give this recipe a try, and enjoy.

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Fannie Farmer’s Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe
Recipe Type: Main or Entree
Author: Admin
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Serves: 4
  • 1 (8 ounce) package macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded good quality
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, buttered
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside.
  3. In a large sauce pan melt butter, add flour mixed with salt and pepper, using a whisk to stir until well blended.
  4. Pour milk and cream in gradually; stirring constantly, Bring to boiling point and boil 2 minutes, reduce heat and cook (stirring constantly)for 10 minutes.
  5. Add shredded cheddar little by little and simmer an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.
  6. Remove from heat and Add macaroni to the saucepan and toss to coat with the cheese sauce.
  7. Transfer macaroni to a buttered baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and bake 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.


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