Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

I have another winter comfort food recipe for you today! This one is stick to your ribs good and always leaves you satisfied, but wanting more at the same time (you know what I mean!) I can’t believe I’ve never made homemade macaroni and cheese before. This one’s a keeper!DSC03677

For this recipe, I went local and bought the very best cheese possible – Sylvan Star‘s smoked Gouda and aged Cheddar. I felt like a choose combo would add a nice flavour, and did it ever!DSC03678

For an extra special flavour boost, I picked up my favourite sausages ever – Chicken Garlic and Rosemary Sausages from Sunworks farms.

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I began by making a roux with butter and Gold Forest Grain‘s Soft White Wheat. I sifted out the bran and threw it back in the bag for another recipe. I find the bran makes the roux a little tougher.

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Next, I got my trusty side kick to help me grate all that cheese!

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I melted the cheese down with the roux and some milk in a pot, and added a bunch of spices for flavour.

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We cooked up the sausages…DSC03683

And mixed them into the pot. DSC03684Top with a little more cheese, and you’re golden!

Jacquie’s Awesome Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

You will need:

2 cups macaroni

3 cups milk

2 tbsp flour

2 tbsp butter

1.5 cups shredded aged white cheddar

1.5 cups shredded smoked gouda

2 tbsp Italian Seasoning

2 minced garlic cloves

salt and pepper to taste

4 rosemary and garlic sausages

Start by boiling water and cooking the pasta according to the box’s instructions. Cook sausages in a separate frying pan. Next, cook down flour and butter in the bottom of your pot for about 5 minutes, until it starts to brown. Add milk, whisking constantly. Heat over medium-high heat. Once milk is hot enough, add cheese, spices, and seasoning. When sausages are cooked, cut into small pieces, and add to sauce. When macaroni is cooked, add to sauce as well. Top with some extra cheese, and enjoy, a LOT!

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3 Comments on “Homemade Macaroni and Cheese”

  1. good post! the only thing i DONT do is sieve my flour – i actually like the texture the whole grain gives!
    thanks for all your garneau kitchen posts this year….love every one of them
    you and yours have a delish holiday
    cheers
    su 🙂

  2. […] I would also highly recommend the Rosemary and Garlic chicken sausages (maybe try them in some homemade mac and cheese?) They are to. die. […]


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