Aunt Kizzy's macaroni and cheese

Time Active work time: 10 minutes Total preparation time: 40 minutes
Yields Serves 4
Aunt Kizzy’s macaroni and cheese

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cook the macaroni in plenty of rapidly boiling lightly salted water until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain.


Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat and whisk in the flour. Cook, stirring, until the raw flour smell goes away, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the milk and cook until smooth. Add 3 1/2 cups Cheddar, seasoned salt, white pepper and food coloring and stir until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Stir in the macaroni.


Pour into an 8-inch baking dish, sprinkle with the reserved 1/2 cup of Cheddar and cover the dish with aluminum foil. Bake 30 minutes, then remove the foil and bake until lightly browned on top, about 30 minutes more.

The version served at Aunt Kizzy’s Back Porch in Marina Del Rey is as light as fluffy scrambled eggs.

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