The first Old-Fashioned Macaroni And Cheese recipe has been in our
family over 30 years. It makes a delicious casserole made with shredded cheddar cheese, cream of mushrooms soup and topped with buttered
Ritz Crackers crumbs then baked in the oven.
The second dish is a Classic Mac and Cheese Recipe made with a creamy sauce made of grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese and buttermilk and cooked on top of the stove.
The sauce is then poured over the cooked macaroni in a casserole dish and baked in the oven until bubbly and browned to perfection.
This is a favorite dish of many children and adults alike. It is also my family's favorite.
8 oz. macaroni, cooked per package directions
1 can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 (4 oz. jar) chopped Pimento
1 teaspoon minced onion
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Ritz Cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons melted butter
Drain cooked macaroni and place in a baking casserole dish. Stir in other ingredients, except crumbs and butter into dish and mix well.
Mix cracker crumbs and butter together. Sprinkle evenly over top.
Bake in a preheated oven for 30-40 minutes until lightly brown.
The following recipe was developed when I wanted that distinctive old-fashioned flavor. It took a few trials and errors to find what ingredient gave it that perfect taste that I remembered so long ago.
When I realized it was buttermilk, it took more testing to get the exact amount, not too tart, with lots of cheese flavor to suit everyone in the family.
This is a delicious, quick and easy recipe with few ingredients.
3 quarts water
1 teaspoon salt
8 oz. uncooked macaroni
2 teaspoons flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Bring water to boil in saucepan. Add salt. Then stir in macaroni slowly. Helps to keep it from clumping together as it cooks. Bring to boil again and cook about 15 minutes until it is almost as done as you like it. Drain. Place into a 2 quart baking dish. Set aside.
Place flour into saucepan. Stir in 1/4 cup milk until flour is smooth. Stir in remaining milk and buttermilk. Add cheese and heat on low heat until cheese is melted. Remove from heat and pour over macaroni in dish. Stir with a fork to evenly distribute sauce.
Place in oven preheated to 350F. Bake for 25-30 minutes until
lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving.
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