Monday, April 23, 2012

Easy Creamy Mac n' Cheesy

I've tried sooooo many mac n' cheese recipes! I've tried some with onions...some with dry mustard...some with cottage cheese! I finally decided to mix and match different recipes until I got exactly what I wanted in a mac n' cheese dish!

 I wanted something super creamy and cheesy but with lots of flavor! This is what I came up's now my 'go to' mac n' cheese recipe because it works perfectly every time! I never have a problem with clumps or dryness! And I love the slight flavor of the mustard! You can add breadcrumbs on top and bake it til browned, if you like a crunchy crust! I don't, because I like my mac n' cheese to be totally creamy!

Easy Creamy Mac n' Cheesy

1 lb. elbow pasta
1/4 cup butter
12 oz. milk - I use 1%
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 tbls. worcestershire sauce
 heaping 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp. prepared yellow mustard
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 - 8 oz. block sharp cheddar cheese - shredded

Cook elbow pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
In the empty pasta pot, melt butter over medium heat.
Then whisk in flour, cooking and stirring for a couple of minutes.
Then whisk in milk and continue whisking until it begins to thicken. This may take about 5 minutes. Then stir in chicken broth, worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard, salt and pepper. Keep stirring until it thickens again. Then stir in shredded cheddar. When cheddar melts add in the pasta and serve immediately. Or place in a greased casserole dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Then bake in a 350 degree oven til browned. 


  1. OMG Lillian, I'm loving this...
    The mustard and the worcestershire sauce will give it an amazing flavor! Printing as we speak!!!

    Thank you!

  2. The ultimate comfort food! Your version looks great Lillian!

  3. Thank you so much Didi and Val! I saw a meatloaf recipe, from a food friend yesterday, that used mac n' cheese as a stuffing in the meatloaf! I'll be using this recipe and trying that with my meatloaf very soon!


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