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Mac & Cheese So Good, You'll Lick the Bowl Clean
Mac & cheese holds a special place in our hearts. Most of us grew up on the blue box and it was the first thing we learned to cook on our own.
The combination of pasta and cheese comes together in harmony to provide much-needed comfort. With just a hint of spice, this recipe kicks up the flavor and leaves you completely satisfied.
It’s time to graduate from the blue box and learn how to make this easy and delicious cheese sauce. Pour over cooked pasta of your choice or use it as a dip for chips, chicken, whatever.
This is the only cheese sauce recipe you will need. It's quick and simple and comes together in under 30 minutes.
Because life is stressful, and covering everything with cheese helps.
Before You Start:
Recommendations: cook off your pasta before you start making your sauce. Choose whatever shape noodle or type of pasta you prefer. Bring a medium-size pot of water to a boil, salt heavily, and follow the instructions on the box for appropriate cook time. When done, drain in the sink in a colander and reserve to the side. You can use the same pot to make your sauce.
You will need:
- a medium-size pot
- a whisk
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- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 each chicken bouillon
- 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
- Melt butter in a medium pot over medium heat.
- Lower heat to low and slowly add in flour, stirring with whisk being careful not to burn flour, and making sure no clumps.
- Allow the flour to cook as you continue to stir for 1 minute.
- Continue stirring as you slowly stream in milk until flour/butter mix is dissolved into the milk.
- Add bouillon, cajun, and cayenne seasoning and increase heat to medium-high allowing milk to come to a simmer.
- Simmer for 3 minutes and stir in cheese in small batches until completely melted.
- Remove from heat. The sauce should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
- Pour over cooked pasta and chow down!
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