How to Make a Great Mac and Cheese

Super creamy and extra cheesy this mac and cheese is pure comfort food!

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How to Make a Great Mac and Cheese Recipe
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I used two types of cheddar and parmigiano reggiano. Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese like manchego or other good melting cheeses.

I used two types of cheddar and parmigiano reggiano. Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese like manchego or other good melting cheeses.

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We're going to start with a creamy sauce for the base of the dish. By melting the cheese here it will make sure that there is cheesy goodness in every bite 😊

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Melt three tablespoons of butter in a sauce pan.

Melt three tablespoons of butter in a sauce pan.

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Add two heaping tablespoons of flour and stir.

Add two heaping tablespoons of flour and stir.

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Add a quart of heavy cream.

Add a quart of heavy cream.

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Add your cheeses. I shredded the parm and the sharp cheddar and mixed them in a bowl together before adding them.

Add your cheeses. I shredded the parm and the sharp cheddar and mixed them in a bowl together before adding them.

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And another cheese because that's really the star of this dish!

And another cheese because that's really the star of this dish!

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Stir them all together and add the following: Salt Pepper Garlic powder Onion powder Paprika and a pinch of cinnamon

Stir them all together and add the following: Salt Pepper Garlic powder Onion powder Paprika and a pinch of cinnamon

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This will get really thick, so to avoid clumpy sauce reserve a cup of pasta water to add to the sauce.

This will get really thick, so to avoid clumpy sauce reserve a cup of pasta water to add to the sauce.

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Add your noodles and stir it all together. I like cavatapi pasta for this because the bends really hold the sauce well.

Add your noodles and stir it all together. I like cavatapi pasta for this because the bends really hold the sauce well.

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Transfer to a baking dish. A cast iron skillet is ideal but I'm taking this pan to work tomorrow so I used a disposable aluminum pan.

Transfer to a baking dish. A cast iron skillet is ideal but I'm taking this pan to work tomorrow so I used a disposable aluminum pan.

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Add more cheese on top!

Add more cheese on top!

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Bake in the oven at 350 for 40 minutes covered in aluminum foil. The last 5 minutes uncover and put the broiler on for it to get bubbly and a little brown on top!

Bake in the oven at 350 for 40 minutes covered in aluminum foil. The last 5 minutes uncover and put the broiler on for it to get bubbly and a little brown on top!

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Enjoy!!

Enjoy!!

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