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MJC Mac & Cheese


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Ingredients

2 cups dried macaroni, cooked al dente
1/4 stick of butter
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup half & half
1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack & Colby shredded cheese blend
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/4 cups Monterey Jack & Colby shredded cheese blend
1/4 cup panko Japanese breadcrumbs


In a sauce pan, melt butter.


Add flour and stir, cooking about 1-2 minutes.


Slowly whisk in half & half and let it thicken.


Take off heat and slowly add the 1 1/2 cups of cheese.


Place cooked macaroni in a large bowl or pot it was cooked in.


Add the cheese sauce to the macaroni; stir.


Stir in garlic powder and parsley; combine thoroughly.


Grease baking dish and add mac & cheese.


Spread evenly in dish.


Combine remaining cheese & breadcrumbs.


Top mac & cheeese with breadcrumb mixture.


Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes.


Let it stand about 15 minutes to firm up.


* I served this with garlic pork chops (pan fried) & steamed broccoli.


Pairs Well With


Notes

I was in the mood for comfort food and what came to mind was mac & cheese... homemade mac & cheese. Tonight it was served more as a side dish accompanying pork chops with steamed broccoli.

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