Thursday, February 18, 2010

Neely's Mac and Cheese

I will totally admit that I am a Food Network junkie. I watch it most of the day (or it is on in the background while I work). Many of my favorite recipes have come from here like this one from The Neely's.

Photo courtesy of Food Network

This stuff is delicious! You will want to make this over and over again!


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk, warm
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Dash salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash hot sauce
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar
  • 1 pound cavatappi pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips
  • 5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan, for topping


Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt 6 tablespoons butter in a large saucepot over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk in the warmed milk and bring to a boil, continue to whisk constantly. The mixture will thicken as the heat increases. Continue to stir while adding
the dry mustard, nutmeg, cayenne, salt, pepper, hot sauce and Worcestershire. Stir in the 3 cups of Cheddar until it melts.
Pour the cheese sauce over the noodles and add to a 3 quart casserole dish.
Sprinkle the chips, bacon and Parmesan on top and bake for 35 minutes.

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