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Macaroni & Cheese Featured in Where Women Cook


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a classic combination

Macaroni & Cheese is one of the most universally appreciated comfort foods. A simple combination that is almost fail-proof, it can be jazzed up with many different blends of cheese, spices, or the addition of protein. However, sometimes we tend to think that simple is best; this recipe is the perfect example of that. See below for instructions on how you can make this classic recipe, one that will be a timeless favorite for generations to come.

Macaroni & Cheese
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb elbow macaroni
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt & cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper, to taste
  • ½ lb sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ lb Muenster cheese, shredded
  • 1.4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh flat-lead parsley
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan or extra-large skillet set over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour and cook, whisking constantly, until paste cooks and bubbles a bit, about 2 minutes (make sure it doesn’t brown). Add 3 cups of hot milk and cook, whisking constantly, until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring constantly, for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Add dry mustard and cayenne, and gradually add cheddar and Muenster cheese, stirring constantly until all cheese has melted into sauce.
  4. Add remaining 1 cup milk. Add cooked pasta to sauce and stir to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.


Ogden, UT

Where Women Cook explores the heart of the home, the kitchen, through the stories of women who are passionate about food. This quarterly magazine shares the delicious recipes, beautiful kitchen decor, entertaining ideas, and inspirational journeys of extraordinary women.
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