The BEST Homemade Mac and Cheese of your LIFE. Outrageously cheesy, ultra creamy, and topped with a crunchy Panko-Parmesan topping, this mac and cheese recipe is most definitely a keeper.
Macaroni and Cheese Serves 6Ingredients: Ree The Pioneer Woman Main Courses 4 cups Dried Macaroni 1 whole Egg, Beaten 1/4 cup (1/2 Stick Or 4 Tablespoons) Butter 1/4 cup All-purpose Flour 2-1/2 cups Whole Milk 2 teaspoons (heaping) Dry Mustard, More If Desired 1 pound Cheese, Grated 1/2 teaspoon Salt, More To Taste 1/2 teaspoon Seasoned Salt, More To Taste 1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper Optional Spices: Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, ThymeInstructions: Cook macaroni until very firm. Macaroni should be too firm to eat right out of the pot.
In a small bowl, beat egg. In a large pot, melt butter and sprinkle in flour. Whisk together over medium-low heat. Cook mixture for five minutes, whisking constantly.
Don’t let it burn. Pour in milk, add mustard, and whisk until smooth. Cook for five minutes until very thick. Reduce heat to low. Take 1/4 cup of the sauce and slowly pour it into beaten egg, whisking constantly to avoid cooking eggs. Whisk together till smooth. Pour egg mixture into sauce, whisking constantly.
Stir until smooth. Add in cheese and stir to melt.
Add salt and pepper. Taste sauce and add more salt and seasoned salt as needed!
DO NOT UNDERSALT. Pour in drained, cooked macaroni and stir to combine. Serve immediately (very creamy) or pour into a buttered baking dish, top with extra cheese, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and golden on top.Cook time: PT15MPrep time: PT15M.
There’s nothing that can be said. But there is much to be eaten. Come, my childcome. I shall take you by the hand and take you where you need to go. I shall show you the food that is solely responsible for my bones and tissues multiplying and growing at a young age.
It’s macaroni and cheese. And it’s the only food I consumed until I was about fourteen years old. Excel icon for mac. Comecome, my child. I shall show you the way.
Elbow macaroni. You can buy it in bulk, and you can buy it cheap. You’ll need butter. Regular, salted butter. And just note that I pretty much never use unsalted butter except for a few select baking recipes. All-purpose flour.
Pretend there’s a photo of whole milk sitting on a counter you can’t see. I love this ingredient in macaroni & cheese. It provides a tangy sharpness without injecting a definable flavor. One glorious, beautiful pound of freshly grated cheese. I’m using all sharp cheddar today, but I almost always mix cheeses: Colby, Monterey Jack, Fontina, Mild Cheddar, Pepper Jackeven a little Gruyere if I allow myself to be in denial about how expensive it is. But today, it’s all cheddar, all the time.
Cook 4 cups dried macaroni until it’s very “al dente”. Keep in mind that we’ll be baking the macaroni after we mix it together, so it needs to be quite firm when you bring it out of the water. I usually test a macaroni noodle about 5 minutes into the cooking process—if it’s too firm to serve and eat immediately, it’s time to take it off the stove and drain it. Nutshell: Undercook the macaroni! You’ll be glad. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk the egg.
Add a good teaspoon or so of salt to the water. Now, in a large saucepan or dutch oven, melt 1/4 cup (1/2 stick OR 4 tablespoons) butter. Sprinkle in an equal amount (4 tablespoons) flour.
Whisk the mixture together over medium-low heat (careful not to burn!) until totally combined Then continue cooking for around 5 minutes, whisking constantly. This is called a roux, which is the basis of a cream sauce or gravy. (I have another mac & cheese recipe that does not begin with a roux. Here’s the link:.) Pour in 2 1/2 cups whole milk.
You could use 1% or 2%but why? Seriously, the fat content in the whole milk, in my opinion, makes for a creamier, more delicious mac & cheese. But I’m not here to make anyone’s choices for them so feel free to use a lower fat milk product.
Immediately dump in 2 heaping teaspoons of dry mustard. You could certainly add another teaspoon with impunitybut see how 2 tastes first. If you like it, dump in some more. Now, whisk the mixture together and cook for about 5 minutes. It will get extremely thick, almost like a cream gravy.
At that point, reduce the heat to low. Use a 1/4 cup measure to retrieve a small amount of the sauce. Pour the small amount of sauce into the beaten egg slowly Begin whisking constantly to avoid cooking the eggs. Keep whisking until mixture is cooled. This is called “tempering”: rather than dump the beaten egg into the very hot mixture in the pan—which would result in the eggs scrambling—you introduce some of the hot mixture into the egg. THEN you dump the tempered egg into the pan. Whisk it together Until totally combined.
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