A Must-Try Mac and Cheese You’ll Make Over and Over

homemade mac and cheese recipe
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Remember that classic boxed mac and cheese you loved to make as a kid? Now there's a grown-up way to pull off that same recipe at home (without those messy powdered cheese packets). Make this must-try mac and cheese tonight for a nostalgic dinner your inner 4-year-old will secretly love:

homemade mac and cheese recipe

What You'll Need:

  • 1 lb. of macaroni shaped pasta
  • 1.5 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (half a stick)

homemade mac and cheese recipe

Step 1: Cook pasta according to package instructions making sure not to overcook the macaroni. Drain and set aside.

homemade mac and cheese recipe

Step 2: In a saucepan, heat the milk over a low flame. Add the flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking until the milk thickens and is lump-free.

homemade mac and cheese recipe

Step 3: Whisk in the salt and ground mustard, then fold in the shredded cheese one cup at a time. Add the butter and mix with a rubber spatula. Once the cheese and butter melts and bubbles lightly, your cheese sauce is ready.

homemade mac and cheese recipe

Step 4: Combine the cooked macaroni noodles with your cheese sauce and serve.

homemade mac and cheese recipe

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