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Macaroni & Cheese

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Why I Love This Recipe

Well who doesn't love a good mac & cheese & this is the best. An addition to Mom's list of favorites ...compliments of Michael

Ingredients You'll Need

1 lb. Rigatoni (or pasta of choice)
5 cups shredded white cheddar of good quality
1 cup of shredded parmesan
4 ounces bourbon
1 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
4 cups half & half
1 cup water
6 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 stick of butter
3 tblsp chopped garlic
Extra parmesan & yellow cheddar for top


In a large pan add butter garlic and bourbon melt at low temperature for 3 minutes stirring constantly. Add flour slowly. Keep at medium to low temp whisk for 3 minutes making a roux. Then add cream and water. Whisk constantly and bring to boil. Then simmer for 3 minutes stirring constantly. Add cheddar, parmesan, salt & pepper stirring in slowly until smooth.
Remove from heat and cover.
Take a large pot and add 4 qts. water. 2 Tbs. salt and bring to a boil.
Add 1 lb. Rigatoni & cook to al dente. Drain,
reserving 1 cup of pasta water.
Add strained rigatoni & reserved pasta water to the sauce.
Add to cooking pan or pans.
Top with extra yellow cheddar & shredded parmesan.
Bake at 350 for approximately 30 min.
Then uncover and broil top, maybe 10 min.

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