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Classic Mac and Cheese


  • Author: Myles
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x

Description

Bite-size pasta, high-quality cheddar cheese, and a creamy sauce – these are what make this delicious Classic Mac and Cheese. It’s comfort food, indeed. Creamy and dreamy! Adults and kids will surely love it!


Ingredients

Scale

About 1 1/2 cups of uncooked elbow macaroni (1/2 pounds)

3 tbsp. butter

2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. ground black pepper

1 1/2 c. milk (any kind)

3/4 c. half and half

2 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a square baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Cook the pasta al dente following the packaging instructions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and then blend in the flour, salt, and pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the milk and half and half slowly, stirring constantly. Cook over medium-low heat for a few minutes until the mixture thickens.
  5. Remove from heat and add 1 cup of shredded cheese. Stir just until melted.
  6. Add the cooked macaroni pasta to the sauce and toss to coat. Pour half of the pasta mixture into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of cheese. Add the remaining pasta mixture and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  7. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the cheese on top has melted.

Notes

  • Serve with your choice of vegetable or side salad.
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