The Best Mac and Cheese Ever
Oct 31, 2016, Updated Oct 27, 2021
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The Best Mac and Cheese Ever – this is the most delicious, creamy and luxurious mac and cheese recipe ever – without any mustard seed in the sauce!
If I had to pick one food as my all-time comfort food, it would easily be mac and cheese.
Mac and cheese, when made right, is so luxurious, creamy, rich and full of cheesy flavor- and is one of the easiest, most simple recipes to make from scratch at home.
My only problem with a lot of mac and cheese recipes is that they rely on mustard seed to give a bit of a zip and tanginess in the sauce and color the dish – but I am allergic to mustard!
I had to come up with a good recipe that has a bit of variation in the cheese so I could skip the mustard, and I think this recipe is my all-time favorite. It is delicious, luxuriously creamy and thick, and so easy to make.
This is going to be your all-time favorite mac and cheese recipe ever – I hope you and your family love it as much as mine does! It is our go-to for deliciously easy dinners!
- 1 pound elbow macaroni or cavatappi
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups table cream
- 8 tablespoons 1 stick unsalted butter, divided
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 12 ounces Extra Sharp Cheddar, grated (4 cups)
- 4 ounces Gruyere, grated (1 cup)
- 4 oz swiss cheese, grated (1 cup)
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Boil macaroni in a large pot with well salted water.
- In a large bowl, whisk together cream, milk, and butter over low heat until butter is melted.
- Stir in flour and whisk until creamy smooth.
- Slowly stir in cheese, letting it melt in small batches as you add to mixture.
- When macaroni is al dente, drain water well and add to cheese sauce.
- Stir to evenly coat.
- Top with fresh grated pepper and parmesan cheese.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 1017Total Fat 77gSaturated Fat 47gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 25gCholesterol 231mgSodium 608mgCarbohydrates 46gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 2gSugar 3gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 36g
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