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Four-Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Ingredients (Serves twelve)
|1/3 cup flour||1/2 teaspoon salt|
|1/3 cup butter||1/2 teaspoon white pepper|
|1 pound elbow noodles||5 ounce shredded cheddar cheese|
|1 onion||5 ounce Swiss cheese|
|1/2 cup chicken broth||3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese|
|1 garlic clove||3 ounce smoked Gouda cheese|
|1 quart heavy cream||1/4 pound bacon|
|1. Pre-heat oven on 350. Fill a pot with water and put it on high heat and wait for the water to boil. While you’re waiting for the water, chop your onion and garlic to a small dice. Once the water starts boiling add your noodles.|
|2. Once you’re done chopping your onions and garlic, on medium heat, sauté the onions until translucent with the butter then add garlic cook an additional minute. Then add flour and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes. Check your noodles, if done strain and set aside.|
|3. Add heavy cream and broth to onion mixture and let simmer until it reduces by half and you no longer taste flour.|
|4. While the sauce simmers, dice bacon and sauté then set aside. Once the sauce has reduced, add cheese while constantly stirring until cheese is melted and well blended.|
|5. Once sauce is done, add to noodles in mix. Place in casserole dish, sprinkle bacon on top & place in oven for about 20 to 25 minutes.|