Get Cozy with This Creamy and Cheesy Classic Mac and Cheese Recipe
Classic Mac and Cheese is a simple and delicious comfort food that everyone loves. Here is a step-by-step recipe for making this timeless classic in your own kitchen.
Ingredients for Creamy and Cheesy Classic Mac and Cheese:
- 8 oz elbow macaroni
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 4 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 8 oz Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- Cook the macaroni according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until well combined. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth and bubbly.
- Gradually add the milk, whisking constantly, until the mixture is smooth. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture starts to thicken.
- Stir in the dry mustard, salt, and black pepper. Remove the pan from the heat.
- Add the shredded cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese to the saucepan, and stir until the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce, and stir until well combined.
- Pour the mac and cheese mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden and bubbly. Serve hot.
This classic mac and cheese is the perfect comfort food for a cold day. Serve it as a main dish or as a side with roasted chicken or grilled steak. Enjoy!
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