City Farm Co.'s Cheddar Herb Mac & Cheese

Chef Lakendra Davis from City Farm Company made Cheddar Herb Mac & Cheese. (see recipe below)  To place an order for food with City Farm Company, visit www.cityfarmco.com or call (615) 557-7231. Follow them on Twitter @cityfarmco.


Cheddar Herb Mac & Cheese

Ready in 1 hour and 15 minutes - Serves 25-30 (4 oz servings)

Ingredients

● 8 cups Elbow Macaroni Noodles
● 8 oz unsalted butter
● 3 sprigs of Rosemary, finely chopped
● 8 oz all purpose flour
● 1 gallon Whole milk
● 3 Tbsp salt
● 2 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
● 2 Tbsp Black Pepper, ground
● 1 Tbsp granulated garlic
● 4 ½ cups of cubed Cheddar


Preparation 
1. Preheat oven to 350. Bring 12-15 quarts of water to a boil large pot. Add macaroni noodles and stir to prevent sticking. Let boil for 10 minutes and drain. Refrigerate noodles until step 5.


2. Begin making the sauce by melting the butter in a separate pot. Add chopped rosemary and sauté. Do not let butter turn brown. Slowly whisk in the flour, making a thick paste like roux. Stir until all flour is combined


3. Slowly whisk in milk a quart at a time, making sure to incorporate all milk before the next addition. Keep whisking until all milk has been added. Stir every 1-2 minutes to prevent milk from
burning on the bottom.


4. Add salt, black pepper, Cajun seasoning, and garlic to milk mixture and whisk to incorporate. Let sauce continue to cook and thicken for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit.


5. Add cubed Cheddar to chilled macaroni noodles and mix together. Pour sauce over noodles and cheese cubes. Mix with spoon making sure to coat every noodle with the sauce.

Note: you can add more cheese or breadcrumbs to the top at this point, if desired.


6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Note if you added toppings, cook until
toppings are browned 


Tips:
Add chopped parsley to top of finished Macaroni and cheese for extra color. Enjoy
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