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Classic Macaroni and Cheese

Classic Macaroni and Cheese

Course: Dinner
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Laureen King
Your family will love this ultimate comfort food with its creamy, cheesy, yummy flavour.
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  • 2 ½ cups macaroni uncooked
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese grated strong or old
  • 4 oz Monterey Jack cheese grated
  • 3 oz Gruyere cheese grated
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 ½ cup milk
  • 4 tbsp bread crumbs I used panko
  • Himalayan pink salt any salt will do, but I prefer the taste of Himalayan


  • Cook macaroni in large pot of salted water until al dente. Drain, then stir in a pat of butter to prevent sticking.
  • Preheat oven to 400º
  • In large skillet on medium heat melt 4 tablespoons of butter, stir in flour and dry mustard to make a roux. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Gradually add the milk, whisking continuously until the mixture is smooth.
  • Slowly bring to a boil, whisking continuously, until sauce thickens.
  • Season with ½ teaspoon paprika and salt to taste.
  • Mix all the cheeses together, then stir half of the cheese into sauce.
  • Mix well until cheese has melted and sauce is smooth.
  • Add macaroni and combine well.
  • Pour mixture into baking dish.
  • Combine remaining cheese, breadcrumbs and ½ teaspoon paprika together.
  • Sprinkle over macaroni mixture.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until top is golden brown.