Is there anything more comforting than a creamy macaroni and cheese recipe? With homemade cheese sauce, this side dish is sure to steal the show. Add in your own favorite cheese for the perfect, creamy mac & cheese.
Prep time: 2 hours
- 8 ounces Elbow Macaroni Pasta
- 2 tablespoons Butter
- 2 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
- 1 cup Milk
- 1/4 cup Cream
- 3/4 teaspoon Salt, or to taste
- 2 cups Mild Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- Ground Pepper, to taste
Cook the noodles:
Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, place in a large bowl and set aside.
Make the sauce:
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook, whisking constantly for about 1-2 minutes until a paste forms and the mixture is lightly golden. Gradually pour in the milk and cream, whisking constantly. Cook several minutes until mixture thickens slightly. Stir in cheese and mix until completely melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Assemble the mac & cheese:
Pour sauce over noodles and toss together until evenly coated. Serve immediately!