Mom's Easy Cheddar Cheese and Macaroni

Fran Murray

By
@franmurray

Stephanie's favorite comfort food dish has always been macaroni and cheese! This is so easy and yummy! Add bacon, green chilies or anything that makes you happy!


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Rating:

Serves:

4

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
elbow macaroni, cooked 8 minutes or al dente according to package directions
1 Tbsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
3 Tbsp
flour
1 1/2 c
whole milk
3 c
shredded sharp white or yellow cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg or ground mustard
1/4 tsp
ground cayenne pepper, if desired

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat a medium size deep skillet over medium heat. Add oil and butter. When butter melts into the oil, stir in flour. Gently cook, whisking flour and butter together until smooth and flour has had a chance to cook, about 3 minutes. Slowly add milk while continuing to whisk. Gently bring milk to a bubble while stirring frequently. Allow the milk to thicken a bit; then stir in 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, a handful at a time. Season sauce with nutmeg (and/or mustard) and cayenne. Taste and add a little salt, if you like.
2
Add cooked pasta to the sauce and coat completely by turning over and over in the cheese sauce. Transfer to a baking dish, top with remaining cheese and place under a hot broiler for a minute to brown the top. Makes 4 servings.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids