Mac and Cheese

Francine Lizotte


You've probably had this popular side dish at many restaurants but now you can make this quick & easy flavorful Mac and Cheese pasta recipe at home!


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  • 2 Tbsp
    clarified butter
  • 1 c
    white onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 c
    cold milk, divided
  • 1 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    freshly grated nutmeg, or to taste
  • 2 c
    good quality sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 c
    good quality monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb
    dried elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh parsley, chopped

How to Make Mac and Cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook according to directions; drain well and set aside
  2. In a large deep skillet over medium heat, add clarified butter. When hot, add onions and sauté until translucent about 3 minutes. Add flour and stir well making sure the onions are coated. Cook onion/flour mixture a little, about 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Pour in 1 cup cold milk and stir until smooth. Add the remaining 2 cups milk, stir well and then add mustard, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and nutmeg; stir again. Whisk in the two cheeses until melted; taste and adjust if necessary.
  4. Add cooked and drained macaroni and gently combined into the cheese mixture. Turn up the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. When ready to serve, sprinkle some fresh chopped parsley.
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