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Macaroni and Cheese recipe (Pasta)

Yield: 6 servings

1 package (8 ounce) elbow macaroni
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cups warm milk
some   salt and pepper to taste
1 pinch cayenne pepper
¼ lb cubed ham
5 oz cubed Cheddar cheese
5 oz mozzarella cheese, cubed
5 oz Monterey Jack cheese, cubed
some   paprika to taste

Posted by Irene on Jan 19, 2008


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

In medium saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour to make a roux. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, then whisk in warm milk a little at a time to make a white sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer. Mix in salt, pepper, and cayenne, and stir frequently until sauce thickens.

Remove pan from heat and stir in cheddar, mozzarella, jack and ham. Combine pasta with sauce and stir well. Pour into baking dish. Use paprika to make a decorative pattern on top. Bake 45 to 60 minutes, or until top is the desired crispiness. Let rest 20 minutes before serving.

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