There’s nothing quite like a big bowl of mac and cheese. This classic dish is creamy, cheesy, and oh-so-comforting. Our mac and cheese recipe is the perfect balance of all those things, and it’s sure to become a new family favorite.
You can’t go wrong with this recipe!
What cheese best for perfect mac n cheese
Hey! there is no definitive answer to this question! Everyone has different preferences when it comes to mac and cheese. Some people prefer a creamier sauce, while others like a cheesy, gooey texture. However, some of the most popular types of cheese for mac and cheese include cheddar, Gruyere, and Parmesan.
What cheese combination to choose for your perfect mac n cheese?
There is no one perfect cheese combination for macaroni and cheese! Commonly you’ll see a mix of cheddar Parmesan and mozzarella.
Many different cheese combinations can be used to make macaroni and cheese, each resulting in a different flavor. For a sharp and tangy mac and cheese, try using a combination of cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. For a creamy and rich flavor, try using a combination of Gruyere and mozzarella. And for a cheesy and gooey mac and cheese, try using a combination of Velveeta and cheddar.
Mac n CheeseCuisine: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
4 tbsp plain flour
500ml whole milk
150g milk cream
50g grated parmesan
10g Chilli flakes
1 tbsp mustard powder
50g fresh breadcrumbs
- Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 8. Cook the macaroni in salted water for 2 mins less than the stated cooking time, so it still has plenty of bite. Drain well and toss with a small knob of the butter to stop it from sticking together.
- In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the butter until fragrant. Pour off 1 tbsp into a small bowl and place the pan back on the heat, then scatter over and whisk in the flour and cook for 3 mins until you have a sandy paste.
- Add the milk simmering and whisking until smooth. ,Then add the cream, grated cheddar, a handful at a time, until you have a thick, cheesy sauce. Stir through the mustard powder, chill flakes and taste for seasoning, adding salt and pepper as needed.
- Remove from heat, stir in the macaroni, then stir through the chunks of cheese. Tip the contents of the saucepan into a large, buttered baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together all the breadcrumbs, the parmesan, another small pinch of cayenne and some crunchy sea salt if you want. Scatter the crumbs over the macaroni, drizzle with the reserved brown butter and bake for 30-35 mins until lightly browned, crunchy all over and bubbling around the edges. Leave to stand for 10 mins before serving straight from the dish.