Ultimate Creamy Mac And Cheese Recipe: A Comfort Food Classic

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Classic Baked Mac and Cheese

Ingredients:

Simple Macaroni and Cheese
Simple Macaroni and Cheese

1 lb elbow macaroni
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp paprika

Steps:

Preheat oven to 350°F and cook macaroni according to package instructions.
In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
Remove from heat and stir in 3 cups of cheese until melted. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika.
Combine cooked macaroni and cheese sauce in a baking dish. Top with remaining cheese.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and browned on top. Enjoy!

Truffle Mac and Cheese

Ingredients:

1 lb cavatappi pasta
2 cups grated Gruyere cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 cups whole milk
1/2 cup truffle oil
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Steps:

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
Remove from heat and stir in Gruyere, Parmesan, truffle oil, salt, and pepper until melted.
Combine cooked pasta and cheese sauce. Serve hot and garnish with more truffle oil if desired.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Ingredients:

1 lb elbow macaroni
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cups cooked shredded chicken
1/2 cup buffalo sauce
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk

Steps:

Preheat oven to 350°F and cook macaroni according to package instructions.
In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
Remove from heat and stir in cheddar and mozzarella cheese until melted. Mix in buffalo sauce and shredded chicken.
Combine cooked macaroni and cheese sauce in a baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Enjoy!