One of our favorite relatives is our cousin Patrick. Whenever there is a family gathering, he brings two signature dishes along with him…Baked Polish Sausage and Pat Mac ( his recipe for creamy macaroni and cheese). It took me a long time to convince him to share this recipe with me but he finally broke down and let me have it several months ago. Early Monday morning, before heading out of town for a work conference, I assembled a pan of Pat Mac for the family to share while I was away. While Patrick’s dish always tastes better than mine, I still try my hand at it when the temperatures drop and the weather turns cool. Fall is the perfect time to make a big pan of Pat Mac!
Our Favorite Pat Mac (Patrick’s Macaroni and Cheese)
1 package (16 oz) of Creamette Elbow Macaroni
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons salt
5 cups milk
2 cups Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
2 cups Vermont Sharp Cracker Barrel Cheese, shredded
1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
Cook pasta according to directions. Preheat oven to 375 F. In a large saucepan, over medium heat, melt margarine, stir in flour, dry mustard and salt. Gradually stir in milk. Cook until mixture thickens slightly and bubbles. Remove from heat, Add 2 cups of cheese and stir until melted. Stir in half of the crushed Ritz crackers.
In a large bowl, combine sauce with pasta. Spoon into a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Top with remaining cheddar cheese and Ritz crackers. Bake 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
11 thoughts on “Our Favorite Pat Mac”
Omg! I LOVE mac n cheese. My hubby’s friend made the best one but then he up and moved! I wanna try this~~~
This is one of our favorite… I just got the Panera Mac and Cheese recipe the other day and I will be giving that one a try soon!
If you do, blog about how it turned out! As much as I go to Panera I’ve never tried their mac’n cheese, I bet it’s delish
Will do! Thanks again for your comments!
My family loves mac and cheese. I am going to have to try this one on them.
Love a good comfort food like Mac & Cheese!!
As the temperatures drop…mac and cheese hits the spot! 🙂 Thanks for visiting!
Mac n cheese, my favorite! And this one luks soo yumm!
It’s a good recipe… One of our favorites! Thanks for visiting and for your comment. 😊