Make the Perfect Mac and Cheese

You can never go wrong with a classic mac and cheese for the cold winter days ahead. Try out this quick and simple recipe to indulge in a childhood favorite the entire family will love. Recipe courtesy of .

Servings: 4-6

  • 12 ounces dry elbow macaroni
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. Heat oven to 425 F.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Slowly whisk in milk, cream, mustard, onion powder, salt and pepper. Whisk and cook until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in cheeses until melted.
  4. In large bowl, add cooked macaroni and cheese sauce. Mix well and pour into greased 9-by-13-inch baking pan.
  5. Bake 18-24 minutes, or until bubbly. Cool slightly before serving.

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