Classic Macaroni and Cheese


This creamy, golden, and delicious side is everything you want out of Mac & Cheese. You can’t go wrong with this classic!

Classic Macaroni and Cheese
Yield: 10 to 12 servings
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  1. ¼ cup unsalted butter
  2. ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  3. 3 cups whole milk
  4. 1¼ teaspoons kosher salt
  5. ½ teaspoon dry ground mustard
  6. ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  7. 1 large egg
  8. 1 pound American cheese, shredded and divided
  9. 1 pound mild Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  10. 1 (16-ounce) package elbow macaroni, cooked
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour, whisking to combine. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Add milk, salt, mustard, and pepper, whisking until smooth. Cook, stirring frequently, until thickened, approximately 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk egg. Gradually whisk in 1 cup hot milk mixture; whisk egg mixture into remaining milk mixture in pan. Stir in 2 cups American cheese and 2 cups Cheddar cheese until melted. Add cooked pasta, stirring to combine. Spoon half of pasta mixture into prepared dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup American cheese and 1 cup Cheddar cheese. Spoon remaining pasta over cheeses; top with remaining cheeses.
  4. Bake until browned and bubbly, approximately 20 minutes.
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