My “Famous” Mac’n’Cheese

My “Famous” Mac’n’Cheese

Mac’n’Cheese Recipe

Mac n cheese is the ULTIMATE comfort food in my opinion. There is nothing better than a bowl of creamy, cheesy pasta. I wish it wasn’t super fattening so I could make it more, but it’s still such a nice treat when I do. I have perfected MY version of mac n cheese and want to share the recipe with you guys today. In my opinion, the secret to the perfect mac n cheese is a using a roux, a variety of cheeses, and nutmeg. The mushrooms and chives give it a nice touch, but aren’t necessary if you would rather leave them out. Let me know if you guys end up trying this recipe and what you think of it!

time:     20 min.       yield:      4 Servings

 

ingredients:

  • 8 oz. uncooked small shell pasta (you could also use macaroni- up to you!)
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups of sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup of white Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1 package of Cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped small
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic

directions:

  1. Boil a large pot of water with salt. When the water comes to rolling boil, add your pasta and cook for 10-12 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Slowly stir in the flour and whisk. Cook for 1-2 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Slowly add in the milk, whisking constantly. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until sauce thickens.
  4. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg and stir. 
  5. Slowly add in your shredded cheese and stir well until fully combined with the sauce.
  6. In a small frying pan, melt butter and add garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Add in the mushroom and cook on low-medium heat until browned. Add mushrooms to sauce, if desired.
  7. Add the pasta to sauce and mix well. Serve, and top with fresh chives, if desired.Bon Appétit!

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16 Comments

  1. October 24, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    This looks so delicious 😍😍 I’m currently on the look out for easy and delicious recipes for when I move out so I’m glad I read this!

  2. Cathy
    October 24, 2018 / 11:56 pm

    That sounds so good. Now I just need to get Steph to eat mushrooms or I’ll have to leave them out in her portion 🙂

  3. October 25, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    I definitely agree that mac-n-cheese is the ultimate comfort food! I will try adding some mushrooms next time I cook it. Thanks for the tops!

  4. October 25, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    My absolute favorite food in the world! I love how you put different types of cheeses in this one. Sometimes I like to bake it with bread crumbs on top to give it a crunch. Anyway I wish I could reach through your pictures and eat some!

    Teri – http://millennialadulting.life

    • October 25, 2018 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks Teri! Love the idea with bread crumbs too, sounds FAB! xo

  5. October 26, 2018 / 12:59 am

    I saw the mushrooms in the photo and instantly knew this was going to be different and interesting! Definitely something I’m open to trying❤️ Seeing that I love mushrooms and macaroni n cheese!

  6. October 29, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    Oh this does look sensational – will definitely give your recipe a go in the next few weeks. I am hungry just looking at those gorgeous images aha! 😊

    Stephanie xox
    The LDN Gal

    • October 29, 2018 / 11:30 pm

      Yay! Have it on a night when you’re cravin’ some comfort food. Let me know how it turns out xo

  7. November 2, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    This looks fantastic! I am always looking for new, creative Mac and Cheese recipes since my littlest one LOVES all things mac and cheese. Thank you for sharing!!

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