Macaroni and Cheese

Mmmmm, Mac 'n Cheese! Who doesn't LOVE Macaroni and Cheese? My Southern M.A.N. absolutely LOVES macaroni and cheese and couples this comfort food with his entrees as often as possible. Giada has A LOT of fabulous Mac 'N Cheese recipes to choose from, and this one is the one to start with!

Butter, for greasing dish
12 ounces wide egg noodles
2 cups heavy cream
2 1/2 cups whole milk
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for pasta water
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups (packed) grated Fontina
3/4 cup (packed) finely grated Parmesan
3/4 cup (packed) grated mozzarella
4 ounces cooked ham, diced, optional
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Butter a 13 by 9-inch glass baking dish and set aside. Cook the noodles in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Drain well, but do not rinse.

Whisk the cream, milk, flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper in large bowl to blend. Stir in 1 cup Fontina, 1/2 cup Parmesan, 1/2 cup mozzarella, ham, if using, and parsley. Add the noodles and toss to coat. Transfer the noodle mixture to the prepared baking dish. Toss the remaining 1 cup Fontina, 1/4 cup Parmesan, and 1/4 cup mozzarella in a small bowl to blend. Sprinkle the cheese mixture over the noodle mixture. Bake until the sauce bubbles and the cheese melts and begins to brown on top, about 20 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Can you say "WOW!!"

Do you have a favorite Mac 'n Cheese recipe?

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7 love notes:

Michelle P said... [Reply]

Looks yummy!

Teamarcia said... [Reply]

I've been on a search for mac n cheese that's not in a box that my kids will eat. This one looks promising. Fontina huh? I'll try it! Thanks!

Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers said... [Reply]

Mmmm, looks good! I usually prefer blue-box mac to restaurant mac, so I've never tried to make it from scratch. Maybe I should give it a shot though!

Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen said... [Reply]

You're speaking my language, girl! Love this recipe :)

Nessa @ Isle Style Living said... [Reply]

LOVE Mac N Cheese!

After baby arrives, I'm going to have to try this out!

Courtney said... [Reply]

YUM! this is going in my 'to make after i lose weight' folder!!!

Suz and Allan said... [Reply]

Have not tried this one yet!

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