Creamy Mac N Cheese

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About: Hey y'all! My name is Lydia and I want to share my passion for cooking/baking with everyone!

Have you ever met a person who doesn't like Mac 'N' Cheese? I know that I haven't! Mac 'N' Cheese is one of those comfort foods that always satisfies. It leaves you wanting more, the creamy cheese aways takes it over the top! Also cooking the pasta perfectly helps with the texture and its super easy to make! I want to show you how you can make this classic creamy Mac N Cheese at home with your favorite type of cheese and I know that it would please anyone you're serving it to! If you want to make this Mac N Cheese, follow the step by step instructable or watch the video tutorial here:

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups dry Pasta
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ Cup Whole Milk
  • ½ Cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ Tablespoon Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 Cups Colby Jack Cheese (shredded)

Tools

Step 2: Boil Water

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Once the water is at a boil, add a generously amount of salt to the water.

Step 3: Cook Pasta

Add the pasta to boiling water. Cook pasta until al dente (about 7-8 minutes) or according to package instructions (while it's cooking you can start on the next steps, but keep an eye on it).

Step 4: Work on Sauce

In a different pot, melt the butter. Add the flour and stir the butter and flour over medium heat until the mixture is lightly browned.

Step 5: Add Milk and Season

Add the milk and heavy cream then whisk to remove any lumps. Add the paprika, salt and pepper to your taste, whisk everything together.

Step 6: Cook Sauce

Cook over medium-high heat until the sauce thickens and starts to bubble (about 6 minutes).

Step 7: Add Cheese!

Stir in the cheese and whisk until smooth and melted. Turn off the heat.

Step 8: Add Pasta!

The fun part! When the pasta is al dente, drain it and add to the sauce. Stir the pasta into the sauce.

Step 9: Enjoy!

Enjoy your creamy goodness!

Step 10: Video Tutorial

If you want to see the video tutorial, you can watch it here!

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    jamesc2151

    2 months ago

    You really love to cook.... Who eats all this food... Now I got two favorites from your kitchen..Both of which I've yet to try but this on is quick the other is your Cinnamon rolls.. Trust me if I lived next door to you I would be 500 lbs and your favorite gunny pig. I've not seen anything you've post that doesn't look yummy. You got a banana nut bread recipe?

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    ronanry

    2 months ago

    This rather seems to be "fus and cheese" for me ...but, hey... that's just awesome too :)

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    ronanryFOOD by Lyds

    Reply 2 months ago

    Mac and cheese is for macaroni... You use fusili...:)

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    drutkows

    2 months ago

    Everything looks perfect, except you left out one step. After mixing in the pasta, bake uncovered in a casserole dish for 30 minutes at 350.

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    FOOD by Lydsdrutkows

    Reply 2 months ago

    Yeah that works too you can add bread crumbs for even more crunch too.

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    photonydrutkows

    Reply 2 months ago

    That's only if you like biting into hardened bits of pasta and cheese...I'll take mine how she presented it...

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    Penolopy Bulnick

    2 months ago

    I love mac and cheese! This sound delicious and I love your little whisk you have :)

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    FOOD by LydsPenolopy Bulnick

    Reply 2 months ago

    Thanks! It's a spiral whisk or half-moon whisk. I love it too super easy to whisk with haha :-)