I am all about simplicity and country-style food! I spent some time in Virginia and what can I say I have a weakness for the South…always have. 🙂
Here is my take on a country mac and cheese that is easy and fun to make. It feeds 2-3 people so if you need more just double it. Let’s begin!
Amy’s Baked Country Mac & Cheese
- 3 cups of cooked pasta (aldente)
- 1/4 cup onion
- 4 tablespoons salted butter
- 8 oz. heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 3 cups shredded mild cheddar
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
For the pasta I used a small penne to change it up a bit, but traditional elbows work fine. In a fry pan sauté the onion in a tablespoon of butter. Gently season with salt and cook until golden brown.
In the meantime bring the heavy cream to a slow boil. Turn down the heat and slowly add 2 cups of shredded cheddar one cup at a time making sure it fully dissolves.
Add the dry mustard and season with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and some pepper.
Generously grease a baking pan with butter. Toss in the pasta. Then spoon the sautéed onion over top evenly. At this step you could also get creative and add in some cooked bacon bits, jalapeno, or tomato. Pour over the cheddar cheese sauce and gently mix until the pasta is coated.
Pat down with a spatula and place dollops of butter over top.
Sprinkle the remaining cheddar and place into the oven for 20-25 minutes.
The cheese should be bubbly and melted!
Let cool and serve…
I hope you enjoy this simple country-style baked mac!
♥ Miss Amy