Thursday, December 29, 2011

Recipe Thursday - Baked Mac 'n Cheese

Each Thursday, I am going to be sharing a recipe with you!I will pick a recipe from my collection and I will be sharing where I got the recipe and everything. But I am going to include my own photo of the finished food, the original recipe, and try and share the things I changed when I made it!

I would love your help too! If you have a great recipe, especially week-night dinner recipes (but I would love all kinds of recipes) - please share it with me, by emailing me at I will try it out and feature it on my blog! If you have cooking tips or anything else in regards to cooking and food - please email me!

This week's Recipe:
This is a yummy recipe that my friend, Melissa adapted from Pioneer Woman. Try it - you'll like it!

Baked Mac 'n Cheese
by Melissa from Gastronomy Geek

4 cups Macaroni, uncooked
6 T. butter
2 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
1/2 pound bacon
1/4 cups flour
2 1/2 cups milk
2 egg yokes, beaten
salt and pepper, to taste
3 cups cheddar cheese, the sharper the better

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook macaroni for half the time of the package instructions. Drain and set aside. Fry bacon until slightly, crispy. Drain on a paper towel. Reserve 1 T. of the bacon grease. In the same skillet that you fried the bacon in add the onions and cook over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and soft. Set aside.

In a pot, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle in flour and whisk to combine. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat for 1 minute. Pour in milk, cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until thick. Reduce heat to low. Add salt & pepper to taste. (Do not undersalt!)

Beat egg yolks in a seperate small bowl then drizzle 1/4 cup hot milk mixture into the yolks, stirring constantly. Pour egg mixture back into sauce and cook for another minute.

Add cheese and stir until melted. Add onions and bacon and stir. Taste for seasonings and add more salt if needed. Add cooked macaroni and stir to coat. Pour into a baking dish and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until sizzling and hot.

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