I was so excited to receive an invitation to participate a Linky Party called Crazy Cooking Challenge! The brainchild of this is Tina from Moms Crazy Cooking.
mac and cheese recipe is from Melanie and her blog is Adorkable Recipes. What I like about it is the use of a white cheese since I don't care for cheddar. I followed the recipe exactly as it was on her blog. You will note that she mentions that she would decrease the amount of pasta the next time she makes it. We loved it just the way the recipes states. I don't care for the creamier texture. I loved the hint of garlic this recipe has.
Macaroni and Muenster Cheese
recipe by adorkablerecipes.blogspot.com
16 oz. short cut pasta (medium shells, cavatappi, elbow macaroni, etc)*
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup evaporated milk (2/3 of a 12 oz can)
8 oz (2 cups) Muenster cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp dry mustard
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, for topping
1/4 cup cracker crumbs, for topping
*next time, I will try decreasing the pasta amount to 8oz, to allow for a creamier mac and cheese.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Boil water and cook pasta just shy of al dente. Meanwhile melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add in garlic and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in evaporated milk. Add cheese and stir constantly until smoothly combined. Stir in salt, pepper and dry mustard.
Pour sauce over cooked pasta and stir to combine. Place in a greased 8x8 cooking dish. Melt remaining 2 Tbsp butter and toss with cracker crumbs. Sprinkle crumb mixture over the top of the casserole. Bake 20-25 minutes until topping is lightly golden.
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