Creamy Dreamy Macaroni & Cheese
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My family is known for serving the best macaroni & cheese at events. Now you can be too! It's creamy, super cheesy, and very satisfying.
Christina Shoemaker:
Recipe type: Pasta
  • 8 oz elbow macaroni (feel free to use spirals or shells if you prefer)
  • 10 oz Cracker Barrel cheddar cheese
  • 1¼ cup 2% milk
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  1. Add ¾ cup of milk and your cheese (diced into smaller blocks) to a small pot. Heat on low heat, stirring often, until the cheese has completely melted. This can take 15-30 minutes depending on how hot your stove gets. It is a slow process but if you're not careful your sauce will curdle so give it lots of attention.
  2. Cook your macaroni according to package directions. Drain water. Set aside.
  3. Add your remaining ½ cup milk to a jar along with your flour. Put the lid on and shake vigorously so that you don't have any clumps of flour left.
  4. Add the flour/milk mixture to your melted cheese sauce. Stir. Keep it on low heat for another 3 - 5 minutes then remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Salt & pepper the cheese sauce. Taste and add more if that's your preference.
  6. Pour your cheese sauce over your macaroni and stir.
  7. Voila! You have officially mastered a perfect macaroni & cheese.
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