Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

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Creamy Macaroni & Cheese


  • 1⁄2cup butter or 1margarine
  • 1⁄2cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2teaspoon pepper, to taste
  • 1⁄4teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1⁄4teaspoon garlic granules
  • 2cups half-and-half
  • 2cups milk
  • 2(10 ounce) packages sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1(10 ounce) package extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1(16 ounce) package elbow macaroni, cooked



Preheat oven 350°F

In a big skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Whisk the flour in gradually until the mixture is smooth. Cook and whisk continually for 2 minutes.

Add in salt, pepper, cayenne, and garlic; stir to combine. Gradually whisk in half-and-half and milk. Cook and whisk continually for 8-10 minutes or until mixture is thickened.

Add in half of the sharp cheddar cheese; stir. Add in all of the extra-sharp cheddar cheese; stir until smooth. Take skillet off stove burner.

Mix the cooked macaroni and cheese mixture; transfer to a greased 13×9 inch casserole dish. Sprinkle with the remaining sharp cheddar cheese.

Bake in a 350° oven for 20 minutes (may need to bake longer for a crispy top).


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