The Ultimate Comfort Food

The Ultimate Comfort Food

Homemade mac ‘n cheese!

There’s really nothing like it. Its ooey gooey goodness just melts in your mouth, and honestly, it’s an incredible hangover remedy. I find it very difficult to restrain from eating the entire 6-person serving dish because pasta + butter + melted cheese is heavenly. So I’ve tried to experiment with a couple different recipes lately… Here’s my favorite so far:

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8-ounce package elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 8-ounce package extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 8-ounce package Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 8-ounce package Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Parmesan cheese to top

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cook macaroni according to package directions until just tender. Drain well.

Meanwhile…

  • Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir in flour; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  • Slowly stir in milk. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
  • Stir in Dijon mustard, tempered egg, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir in all three cheeses; lower heat to medium low and stir until cheese is melted.
  • Pour cheese mixture over macaroni and stir until coated.
  • Transfer mixture to greased baking dish
  • Top with shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Bake for about 30 minutes

Enjoy 🙂

PS – I welcome any additional suggestions/ingredient add-ins!

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