Southern Style Mac and Cheese
1 3/4 cups elbow pasta (or any noodle shape you prefer)
2 1/2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese (cubed)
2 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon all- purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2/3 cup sour cream
2 eggs that are lightly beaten
1/3 cup grated onion
1 1/2 cups half and half
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 1/2 cups grated extra sharp cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese)
1: Boil the pasta in salted water until tender. Remove and drain. Place the drained pasta into the baking dish of your choice. This recipe will fill a 9x13x2 baking pan. Mix in the cubed cheddar (Brie is even better here) cheese.
2: Preheat the oven to 350 F
3: Take the flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, and spices in a large mixing bowl. Stir them together so that everything is evenly mixed together.
4: Add the sour cream, and eggs. With a whisk mix all ingredients together until mixture is evenly incorporated.
5: Whisk in the onion, half and half, heavy cream, and Worcestershire until it is thoroughly blended together.
6: Pour this mixture over the pasta and cheese and then stir everything together. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top and then place into the oven.
7: Put in the oven for 30-35 minutes and then let cool for 10 minutes, this will make serving easier as it will firm up a little.