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Best Mac and Cheese Recipe

Mac and cheese is a dish that makes people so happy! No matter how old you are, mac and cheese is always a good idea! This is the Best Mac and Cheese recipe. It is creamy, flavorful, and so easy to make!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Lee Funke
Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
Category: Dinner
Method: Stove-top
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. macaroni noodles
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup shredded gouda cheese
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Frank’s Red Hot (or another vinegar-based hot sauce)
  • ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the uncooked macaroni noodles to the water and stir.
  2. Let pasta cook until al dente. Strain noodles and set aside.
  3. Next, prepare a roux by heating a large pot or dutch oven over medium/high heat. Add butter.
  4. When the butter is melted add flour and whisk until the milk and flour form a crumble.
  5. Slowly add milk to the pot, whisking constantly. Continue to whisk the roux over medium/high heat for about 4-6 minutes or until the roux thickens.
  6. When the roux is thick, remove from heat and add the cheddar and gouda cheese. Whisk until the cheese has melted.
  7. Add mustard powder, hot sauce, and salt and pepper to the cheese sauce. Mix well.
  8. Finally, add the cooked macaroni noodles to the cheese sauce and mix until the noodles are covered in cheese sauce.
  9. Enjoy immediately.

Notes

*Nutrition information is based on 6 servings.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6
  • Calories: 423
  • Sugar: 9
  • Fat: 18
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 22

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