Whats a good mac cheese recipe!

audio-solutionz, Apr 19, 2:45am
edmonds basic recipe works fine. with the addition of a T of mustard. (1/2 t if mustard powder)

cappucino1, Apr 19, 2:47am
Fry up some bacon and onion, boil some macaroni, toss it together and add it to cheese sauce.I like to put it in an oven dish afterwards and add breadcrumbs then bake until they are crucnhy but thats' optional.

Cheese sauce:
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
Grated cheese


In a sauce pan, melt the butter of low heat.
Whisk in the flour and salt.
Whisk in the milk (in three parts, boiling after each lot)
Turn the heat to medium and stir continuously until the mixture thickens.Reduce the heat to medium low and add the cheese a little at a time, stirring continuously until the sauce is smooth and creamy.

collosal1, Apr 19, 2:52am
i dont have flour

cappucino1, Apr 19, 3:50am
In that case you could try this one- I haven't used it but it is flourless

2 cups large elbow Macaroni, uncooked (about 1/2 lb)
2 cups low fat Milk (about 16 oz) , or more if needed
**if more milk is needed, additional 1/4 cup milk at a time for final cooking. **Macaroni pasta varies so much! have additional milk on hand, or be ready to increase the heat if your macaroni doesn't absorb fast enough.
1 tablespoon Butter, for flavor ( I tried this recipe once without the butter and I didn't notice any difference with the recipe. More heart healthy!)
1/2 teaspoon Mustard powder
1 teaspoon Salt, plus additional for final season later
generous dash of Nutmeg
1 cup Grated Cheese, any one or combination of( jack, cheddar, swiss, mozzarella, gouda, parmesan*, asiago*, pecorino*) *Hard cheeses are best combined with a secondary,softer, better melting cheese. Cheese varies in flavor and salt level too!
additional toppings: bacon bits, bread crumbs, chopped parsley, diced tomatoes (optional)
black pepper to taste (optional)


1. Place raw elbow macaroni in colander and quickly rinse under water. Let drain.

2. In medium sauce pan (about 3.5 qt), add milk, raw elbow macaroni, salt, butter, mustard powder and nutmeg.

3. On medium heat, slowly bring milk/macaroni mixture to a simmer, stirring the macaroni frequently as it comes up to a simmer. This will separate macaroni and keep them from sticking together. DO NOT LEAVE THE STOVE! The milk mixture will come to a boil very quickly and leaving it unattended will leave a big mess on your stove stop.

4. Once mixture comes to a simmer, immediately turn down heat to LOW. Macaroni will slowly cook in the milk. Having your heat too high will evaporate the milk too quickly!

5. Continue to stir the mixture frequently so that macaroni will cook evenly and absorb milk evenly. If you don't stir your mixture frequently, you will get a big clump of macaroni in the end! Stir, stir stir!

6. Cook for about 15-20 minutes or until milk has been fully absorbed.

**If macaroni is not cooked fully, add a little more milk or waterto mixture ( in small amounts) until macaroni is fully cooked. This will take about another 5 minutes.

7. When milk has evaporated, stir in grated cheese of your choice. Stir thecheese evenly into the macaroni.

8. Turn off heat. Place lid on top of pan and cover for about 5 minutes. This rest period will allow macaroni to plump up and absorb any excess milk.

9. Take a final taste and add additional salt to taste. Before serving, stir one final time to mix everything together.

collosal1, Apr 19, 12:39pm
thanks cappucino1!

collosal1, Apr 19, 10:05pm
that is a very interesting recipe,did you make this one yourself!

cappucino1, Apr 19, 10:21pm
No I haven't made it but have had it on computer waiting to be made for a while, I remembered I had it when you said you didn't have any flour- I might have to try it!

jennie5963, Apr 20, 12:48am
Or nutmeg.Even pineapple if they're sweet/savoury types

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