How to Make Macaroni and Cheese

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How to Make Macaroni and Cheese. Homemade macaroni and cheese is an American classic and a true delight. It's also easy to make - forget that stuff in the blue box! This recipe serves about four.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 pound penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp. minced fresh onion
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsps flour
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
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How to Make Macaroni and Cheese
How to Make Macaroni and Cheese (Image: Pierce Media)

Step 1

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese
How to Make Macaroni and Cheese (Image: Pierce Media)

Step 2

Use a Stockpot and boil the pasta in plenty of salted boiling water until tender. Drain and reserve.

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese
How to Make Macaroni and Cheese (Image: Pierce Media)

Step 3

Meanwhile, melt 1/3 cup of the butter in a saucepan over medium heat and add the onion. Cook for two minutes.

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese
How to Make Macaroni and Cheese (Image: Pierce Media)

Step 4

Add the white pepper and flour. Cook, stirring constantly, for three to four minutes. Don't let the flour brown; lower the heat if it does.

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese
How to Make Macaroni and Cheese (Image: Pierce Media)

Step 5

Add the mustard and milk and bring to a simmer.

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese
How to Make Macaroni and Cheese (Image: Pierce Media)

Step 6

Simmer for 10-15 minutes. The sauce will thicken. It should be very thick but not gluey. Add more milk if it thickens too much.

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese
How to Make Macaroni and Cheese (Image: Pierce Media)

Step 7

Once the sauce has simmered for at least 10 minutes, add the cheddar and gruyere cheeses and half the parmesan.

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese
How to Make Macaroni and Cheese (Image: Pierce Media)

Step 8

Shut off heat and stir them in. Stir the cheeses in as they melt. Return the pan to low heat if necessary.

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese
How to Make Macaroni and Cheese (Image: Pierce Media)

Step 9

Working quickly, toss the pasta in the cheese sauce. Toss it well so the sauce gets inside the pasta tubes.

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese
How to Make Macaroni and Cheese (Image: Pierce Media)

Step 10

Place the pasta in an 11- by 14-inch glass or ceramic baking dish.

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese
How to Make Macaroni and Cheese (Image: Pierce Media)

Step 11

Sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese over the top.

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese
How to Make Macaroni and Cheese (Image: Pierce Media)

Step 12

Melt the remaining butter, stir it into the breadcrumbs and sprinkle this mixture over the top of the pasta.

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese
How to Make Macaroni and Cheese (Image: Pierce Media)

Step 13

Bake for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden and toasted.

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese
How to Make Macaroni and Cheese (Image: Pierce Media)

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Tips & Warnings

  • Try experimenting with a variety of cheeses. Just about any meltable cheese will work. Some recipes call for all cheddar cheese, others use varieties like asiago, romano and gorgonzola.
  • You can use any small pasta shape that has holes for holding sauce, like ziti, pinwheels, or elbow macaroni.
  • You can also add cooked vegetables to your macaroni and cheese: mushrooms, broccoli florets, and peas are all possibilities.
  • To make your own bread crumbs (much tastier than the kind you get in a can), cut the crusts off a slice or two of white bread and process in the food processor until fine. Voilà.
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