Kid-Friendly Homemade Mac N’ Cheese Recipe
Note: this recipe makes about 12 servings or more, so you can half it if you don’t need that much.
1 (450g) box of elbow macaroni
10 tablespoons salted butter
1/3 cup flour
3 cups milk
350g cheddar cheese – shredded or cubed
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
Start by boiling water to cook your macaroni noodles.
Preheat your oven to 375º.
Then in a saucepan, melt 1 stick (8 tablespoons) of butter over medium heat.
Add 1/3 cup of flour.
Stir in the flour and then gradually add 3 cups of milk. Pour it in slowly while stirring.
Your water should be boiling, so add the box of elbow macaroni noodles.
Back to your butter/milk – bring it to a boil, stirring all the while on medium heat.
Once it’s boiling, set the timer and cook and stir for about 2 minutes. Use a whisk.
Reduce the heat to low.
By now it should be thickened. Take the pan off the burner.
Stir in the cheese.
Add the salt and pepper and stir until all the cheese is melted.
At some point, you should have drained your cooked elbow macaroni and set that aside.
Now you can add the noodles to the cheese mixture. Mix well.
Turn the macaroni and cheese mixture into a 2 quart casserole dish.
In a separate small bowl, melt 2 Tablespoons of butter. Now add 4 tablespoons of bread crumbs and a dash of pepper and combine it all.
Sprinkle this bread crumb mixture over the mac ‘n cheese. You can add some extra grated cheese on top before the bread crumbs if you wish!
Bake for 30 minutes. If you want it a little ‘crispier’ leave the lid off.
Cool and enjoy!
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