Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is my revised recipe for mac n cheese. It's super simple and very delicious! I like to add bits of grilled chicken or cooked bacon before baking for some added protein and flavor! This is easily doubled for larger crowds.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked and drained (don't forget to salt the pasta water!)
  • 14 cup butter
  • 14 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk (any kind)
  • 1 -2 teaspoon ground mustard (to your liking)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon pepper (white or black)
  • 2 -2 14 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (try out any good melting cheese!)
  • 14 cup breadcrumbs (I use panko for a good crunch)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cook macaroni to al dente, do NOT overcook pasta. Set aside.
  3. In large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add flour and whisk until smooth.
  4. Whisking constantly, pour in milk. Add mustard, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil (whisking constantly) and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Reduce to simmer (whisking constantly), cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Turn off heat, add cheese little by little, stirring each added portion.
  7. Mix macaroni together with cheese sauce until coated evenly.
  8. Pour macaroni into buttered/greased baking dish.
  9. Sprinkle evenly with bread crumbs.
  10. Bake for 20 mins or until bubbling in the center and top is golden-brown.