Creamy Oven Baked Macaroni and Cheese

macaroniandcheeseIf you’re like me, Macaroni and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. A boxed childhood lunch, this creamy made-from-scratch recipe will prompt you to toss out every box of Kraft Mac and Cheese you have in your pantry!

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 8oz. box of elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar and Gruyere
  • 3 tablespoons Ricotta

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare macaroni by directions on box and drain well.

In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and whisk to remove lumps.

Slowly pour in milk and cook, while whisking, until thickened. Pour in heavy cream slowly.

Season with salt and pepper.

Add cheeses and stir until melted.

Add macaroni and stir.

Pour mixture into 2 qt. casserole dish.

Bake for 20 minutes.

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