2 Mac N Cheese Recipes

Mac ‘n’ Cheese

16 Oz Uncooked Elbow
3 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
2 Cups Milk
1 Tbsp Butter (stick Or Tub)
8 Oz Shredded Cheddar
3 Oz Velveeta Cheese, Cut Into Thin Strips
1/8 Tsp Black Pepper
3 Tbsp Seasoned Breadcrumbs

Preheat Oven To 400°f. 

Boil Macaroni Until Tender But Firm. 

While Pasta Cooks, Whisk Together Flour & ½ Cup Milk In A Small Bowl. 

Pour Remaining 1½ Cups Milk Into A Large Saucepan & Heat Over Low. Once Milk Is Slightly Warmed, Turn Heat To Medium-low & Add Flour & Milk Mixture, Stirring Constantly Until Thick. 

Reduce Heat Slightly & Add Butter, Cheeses, & Pepper. Cook Until Smooth, About 5 Minutes. 

Drain Macaroni, Then Combine With Cheese Mixture, Stirring Thoroughly. 

Pour Into A 13" X 9" Baking Dish. Sprinkle Breadcrumbs Lightly & Evenly On Top & Bake 30 - 35 Minutes. 

Serve Immediately.

Makes 8 Servings.

Mac ‘n’ Cheese With Chicken & Broccoli

To Make This Dish Even More Decadent, Add Cooked Chopped Pancetta Or Cooked & Crumbled Smoked Bacon.

1 Lb Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts
Olive Oil (for Brushing)
2 Heads Of Broccoli, Cut Into Florets (about 5 Cups)

2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
2 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
4 Cups Whipping Cream
1 Cup Grated Fontina Cheese (about 4 Ounces)
1 Cup Grated Cheddar Cheese (about 4 Ounces)
1 Lb Pasta Shells, Freshly Cooked
½ Bunch Fresh Chives, Chopped

Prepare Bbq (medium Heat). 

Sprinkle Chicken With Salt & Pepper. Brush Both Sides With Olive Oil. Grill Until Cooked Through, About 6 Minutes Per Side. Dice Chicken & Set Aside. 

Cook Broccoli In Medium Pot Of Boiling Salted Water Until Crisp-tender, About 3 Minutes. Set Aside.

Melt Butter In Heavy Large Saucepan Over Medium Heat. Add Flour & Cook 2 Minutes, Stirring Constantly. Gradually Mix In Cream. Bring To Boil, Reduce Heat, & Simmer 10 Minutes, Stirring Frequently. 	

Add Both Cheeses & Stir Until Sauce Is Smooth. Season To Taste With Salt & Pepper. 

Add Pasta, Chicken, & Broccoli To Sauce; Mix Well. 

Garnish With Chives & Serve. 

Makes 6 Servings.