Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese

So, after my post yesterday I looked online for Cracker Barrel recipes & found one for the macaroni & cheese. I was skeptical making it & thought it wouldn't taste the same, but it was pretty darn close! This is probably the best macaroni I've ever made. It is delish! I just thought I would share on the blog the recipe I found.



Ingredients

* 2 tablespoons butter
* 2 tablespoons flour
* 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
* 1/2 cup cream
* 2 1/2 cups shredded colby cheese
* 2 1/2 cups uncooked pasta
* 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

1.
In a saucepan, melt butter over medium low heat; add the flour a little bit at a time whilst whisking to make a roux.
2.
Heat the broth.
3.
Next, add the broth to the roux, and stir with the whisk; this will thicken as it heats.
4.
Add a little cream, watching for the desired consistency.
5.
Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a separate pot; add salt and pasta.
6.
In the other pot, add shredded cheese a 1/4 of a cup at a time whilst stirring with a spoon. When you have about one cup of cheese in you can add the rest of the cheese.
7.
Cook the pasta until al dente; strain and combine with the cheese sauce.
8.
Pour the mix into a casserole and bake uncovered in a preheated oven set to 350°F for about 10 minutes.
9.
Keep an eye on the mac & cheese, you want it to brown around the edges and in patches on top.
10.
Remove and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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9 comments:

  1. mmmmmmmmmmmm...........that looks so good!!!! I am definately trying this!

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  2. Must save this recipe!! I love their Mac n Cheese. Well... Mac n Cheese period!

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  3. YUMMO!! i love cracker barrel and the mac and cheese is to die for. will definitely be trying this recipe!!

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  4. i think i might be a bad person, i don't like mac and cheese...

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  5. Oh cool, thanks for sharing!! I would miss Cracker Barrell too. Not exactly sure why they don't have one in Vegas...I bet it would be packed all the time!!

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  6. I have got to try that! My kids LOVE MAC AND CHEESE.

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  7. Mac and Cheese is my FAVORITE food!! I am so going to try this recipe! Thanks for posting it!!

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