Amazing mac and cheese in a southern style. Macaroni and a delicious cheese sauce. It will be one of your favorite mac and cheese recipes.
Course Main Meal
Keyword southern mac and cheese
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Author Muna Kenny
1 ½cupuncooked elbow macaroni
Salt to taste
¼teaspoonblack pepper powder
1cupcold whole milk
½cupcold heavy cream
1 ¼cupmild or sharp cheddar cheese cubes I have used mild
1/3cupmozzarella cheese shredded
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Keep an 8” or 7” baking pan on the side.
Cook the elbow macaroni 2 minutes less than the time mentioned on the box, since it will continue to cook in the oven for 25 minutes.
In a saucepan, add the butter and when it melts add the flour and stir on medium heat for one minute.
Add the cold milk and heavy cream to the flour and whisk to avoid creating lumps.
When the sauce is thick and dipping a spoon in it, coat the back of the spoon, season the sauce with black pepper.
Stir the sauce for 1 minute and then turn off the heat.
Add both cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese to the sauce and keep stirring until the cheese dissolves. Taste the sauce and accordingly add as much salt as it needs according to your taste.
Add an egg to the sauce and beat quickly.
Add the pasta to the sauce and mix well.
Pour the mac and cheese into an 8” or 7” baking pan and sprinkle the top with a layer of shredded cheddar cheese — Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Use medium-size pasta when making mac and cheese.- Do not overcook the pasta.- Use a combination of your favorite type of cheese.- Use unsalted butter to have control over the amount of salt in the recipe.- If possible, avoid using already shredded cheese to avoid grainy cheese sauce.- If you fancy a crunchy top, mix melted butter with half a cup of bread crumbs and evenly distribute over the cheddar cheese.