Easiest Macaroni and Cheese Ever

Believe me, this is not the usual recipe I make, but it is good, fast and easy. We did enjoy it.

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 1 lb. good cheddar cheese, shredded, for a much better flavour (not cheese slices for sandwiches)
  • 1/4 lb. Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 lb. Brie, outer skin removed and discarded.
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • pinch white pepper
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • pinch cayenne
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 lb. macaroni (elbow) noodles

Crumb Topping

  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp. melted butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Bring a large pot of water to the boil and keep hot until ready to cook your pasta.

In a sauce pan, bring the milk and cream to scalding but not boiling and in another sauce pan melt the butter and add the flour, cooking for about 3 minutes.

Slowly add the hot milk to the flour mixture, whisking all the while to attain a smooth sauce.

Now add the pasta to the hot water, cooking for 3 minutes or whatever the pasta instructions say, cook 3 minutes less. They will continue to cook in the oven.

Now add the 3 cheeses to the white sauce and stir with a wooden spoon until all melted and smooth.

In a small bowl, add the balance of the seasonings and add a drop or two of water to make a slurry and add to the sauce, whisking well.

Drain the pasta and add to the sauce and stir gently. Add together all the topping ingredients and mix well.

Spray a 9 inch square pan and pour in the pasta. Sprinkle the topping over the surface and bake now for 25-30 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Add a green salad, glass of wine and enjoy.


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