Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese created by Jonathan Melendez

This is my absolute very favorite macaroni and cheese recipe and I have a large collection of m/c recipes. Adapted from Southern Living. I don't make this very often because I could literally eat the whole thing and lick the dish clean.

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1hr 20mins
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  • In a big skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
  • Whisk the flour in gradually until the mixture is smooth.
  • Cook and whisk continually for 2 minutes.
  • Add in salt, pepper, cayenne, and garlic; stir to combine.
  • Gradually whisk in half-and-half and milk.
  • Cook and whisk continually for 8-10 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
  • Add in half of the sharp cheddar cheese; stir.
  • Add in all of the extra-sharp cheddar cheese; stir until smooth.
  • Take skillet off stove burner.
  • Mix together the cooked macaroni and cheese mixture; transfer to a greased 13x9 inch casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining sharp cheddar cheese.
  • Bake in a 350° oven for 20 minutes (may need to bake longer for a crispy top).
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"This is my absolute very favorite macaroni and cheese recipe and I have a large collection of m/c recipes. Adapted from Southern Living. I don't make this very often because I could literally eat the whole thing and lick the dish clean."

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  1. Jonathan Melendez
    BEST MAC AND CHEESE EVER! It was creamy and cheesy, which is just how it should be. The cheese on top got nice and crispy in the oven while the inside was still silky and smooth. I can't recommend it enough!
  2. Jonathan Melendez
    Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Created by Jonathan Melendez
  3. Jonathan Melendez
    Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Created by Jonathan Melendez
  4. Jonathan Melendez
    Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Created by Jonathan Melendez
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    Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Created by Jonathan Melendez
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