Perfect Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - easy mac 'n' cheese recipe

Mac and Cheese Recipe - Macaroni with 4 Cheeses DELICIOUS!

Our supremely cheesy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe is the perfect side to your meaty mains. The 4 kinds of cheese all play a part to make this the best mac 'n' cheese EVER!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Daisy Edwards

Ingredients

Topping

  • 1 cups tasty cheese
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • pinch smoky paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat an oven to 180C/350F.
  • Cook the pasta as per the manufacturers directions.
  • Drain well, place in a heatproof bowl and set aside.

Cheese Sauce

  • Add the butter to a saucepan over medium heat.
  • When melted, stir through the flour to make a roux. The flour needs to be cooked but not browned, approx 2 mins stirring constantly.
  • Reduce the heat and slowly add 1/2 cup of milk to the roux. Whisk the milk though the mixture vigorously until there are no lumps.
  • Quickly add another 1/2 cup of milk and whisk again.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk through the remaining milk, cream, mustard tomato paste and cayenne pepper.
  • Once combined add the saucepan to a medium heat. Whisk the sauce constantly until it has thickened.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and add all the cheeses. Stir the sauce until the cheeses have melted.
  • Season the cheese sauce with salt and pepper as desired. Stir the sauce through the pasta.
  • Pour the macaroni and cheese into a casserole or individual ramekins.
  • Sprinkle the topping ingredients evenly over the macaroni cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the top is golden.
  • Serve immediately.