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A forkful of mac and cheese with cheese pulls coming from a carafe.

Creamy Mac And Cheese

This Creamy Mac And Cheese is decadent comfort food baked with a creamy, 3-cheese sauce topped with breadcrumbs and more cheese flavor.

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 8 cups water
  • 8-ounces (2 cups) elbow macaroni noodles, dry
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 cup (4-ounces) grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup (4-ounces) grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup (8-ounces) grated sharp cheddar
  • 1 12-ounce can of evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 cup (4-ounces) grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F and prepare a medium-size casserole dish or 6 ramekins with spray oil.
  2. Bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a medium-size pot.
  3. Add salt and macaroni and boil for 12 minutes.
  4. Melt butter in a large pot while macaroni is boiling.
  5. Pour milk and water into the butter stirring in salt, pepper, and granulated garlic.
  6. Heat milk until it starts to boil.
  7. Add mozzarella, parmesan, and 1 cup of sharp cheddar to milk, stir until melted.
  8. Drain pasta when cooked and add to the cheese sauce, stirring until well incorporated.
  9. Pour mac and cheese into a casserole dish or six individual ramekins.
  10. Top mac and cheese with the rest of the cheese and the bread crumbs.
  11. Bake for 18-20 minutes and serve.

Notes

  • This mac and cheese can be eaten right out of the pot without baking.
  • The sauce can be made in the microwave by heating milk first, then the cheese and milk together until cheese are melted, stirring frequently.
  • After adding noodles, if cheese sauce is too thick, add a little water or milk until the desired consistency.
  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: creamy mac and cheese, macaroni and cheese

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