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Judy’s Stovetop Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

Judy's Stopvetop Macaroni & Cheese by Dish Ditty

Guest Ditty Judy returns with her weeknight homemade Macaroni & Cheese recipe. I’ve had this many times at her house and is 10x better than any boxed version.  I still love my mom’s Mac & Cheese too, but this one stands up to it.

Sides: Pasta
Stovetop Macaroni & Cheese

Stovetop Macaroni & Cheese

Step 1

Boil noodles according to directions, rinse & drain then set aside.

Step 2

In the same pan, melt the butter and cook the shallots until soft. Stir in the flour until absorbed. Reduce heat to low and all the hot milk all at once. Add the dry mustard, nutmeg & black pepper, and stir the milk mixture until thickened and bubbly.

Step 3

Add the American cheese, stirring after each slice until melted and incorporated in. Stir in 1 cup of the shredded cheese and stir until melted. If desired, add additional cheese until you get the cheesy flavor you want.

Step 4

Stir in the noodles, and cook on low until heated through.

Step 5

If desired, you can put the macaroni & cheese into an oven-proof pan and bake at 3500 until a crust forms on top.

Guest Author Judy
Guest Author Judy

My mother would make home-made macaroni & cheese in the oven when we were kids, and it has always been a family favorite.   Being a working mom, I wanted to be able to make “homemade” mac & cheese but I didn’t have the time to bake it for an hour.   The recipe I put together uses a cheese sauce, and is now my kids’ favorite.  It takes about 30 minutes and makes a great weeknight side dish.

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