The Mac n’ Cheese Recipe that will Change your Life

Ingredients:

  • 1lb large elbow noodle pasta (can’t emphasize enough the word large! It makes this dish so much more magical!)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 cups pepper jack cheese
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of seasoned salt (I like to use Lawry’s)
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper

Crumb topping:

  • 2 Tablespoons of butter
  • ½ panko

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta as package directs. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Sprinkle in flour and whisk until a creamy paste. Add in salt and pepper. Slowly add the 4 c. milk, whisking until smooth and heating to a low boil until thickened. 
  2. Remove sauce from heat and add the 6 cups of cheese – stir until melted. Add the hot pasta and stir until all the noodles are evenly coated.
  3. Grease a 9×13″ baking dish and add the hot mac n’ cheese to the dish
  4. Melt 2 T. butter over medium heat. Add in panko bread crumbs, stirring 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle over the mac and cheese.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven 7-10 minutes.

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