my best mac 'n' cheese

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By Carrie R.
from C., SC

We LOVE mac 'n' cheese and I finally came up with a recipe that makes everyone in our family happy. It is cheesy goodness and don't let the dry mustard scare you. It gives an added depth of flavor and really enhances the cheese. This mac 'n' cheese reheats really well IF you have any left. :)

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves depending on serving sizes, 6 - 8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For my best mac 'n' cheese

  • 1 3/4 c
    dry, small elbow macaroni
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter at room temperature
  • 2 c
    grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 c
    grated monterey jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 c
    grated white american cheese
  • 1
    large egg
  • 2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    dry mustard
  • good pinch of cayenne pepper or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make my best mac 'n' cheese

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 2
    Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and toss with butter.
  • 3
    Put half the noodles in a lightly buttered 2 quart casserole dish, lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with half the grated cheeses. Repeat layers.
  • 4
    Whisk flour, mustard and cayenne pepper together in a separate bowl. Add milk and whisk really well to incorporate flour. Add egg and whisk until well blended. Pour over noodles and cheese.
  • 5
    Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until cheese is browned to your liking. Enjoy!

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