My Best Mac 'n' Cheese

Carrie R.


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. :)


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depending on serving sizes, 6 - 8
30 Min
40 Min


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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
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


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 2Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and toss with butter.
  • 3Put 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.
  • 4Whisk 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.
  • 5Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until cheese is browned to your liking.


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