Classic Macaroni And Cheese is the easy, comfort food recipe that you need. It’s like Grandma whipped up a bowl of love for you. Creamy, cheesy, and decadent, this mac and cheese will be a family favorite.
½ box (16-ounce) package elbow macaroni, cooked
2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dry mustard
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon white pepper
1 (10-ounce) block extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¾ cup plain bread crumbs
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Butter for greasing the dish
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Butter a 2-quart baking dish. Set aside.
Prepare the pasta according to the package directions.
Warm the milk by microwaving it on high for 1 ½ minutes. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt the 2 tablespoons of butter.
Whisk in the flour until smooth.
Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
Whisk in the warm milk and cook, whisking constantly for about 5 minutes or until thickened.
Sprinkle in the salt, pepper, mustard powder, cayenne, and 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Whisk until smooth.
Fold in the cooked pasta.
Spoon the pasta into the prepared baking dish.
In a small bowl, stir together the bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle over the macaroni in the baking dish.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
Allow the dish to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: Southern Heritage
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