Simple Mac and Cheese

Extra-Cheesy Macaroni and CheeseFilled with three types of cheese, Simple Mac and Cheese is an easy-to-bake classic that your family and friends will love. 

Simple Mac and Cheese
Yield: 10 to 12 servings
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dry ground mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 5 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 12 ounces pasteurized processed cheese, such as Velveeta, cubed
  • 1 (16-ounce) package elbow macaroni, cooked
  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Spray a 3-to 4-quart or 13x9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour; cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Whisk in milk, salt, pepper, mustard, and nutmeg. Cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in mozzarella, 4 cups Cheddar, and processed cheese until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in cooked pasta. Pour into prepared dish.
  3. Bake 10 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup Cheddar. Bake until cheese melts, 4 to 5 minutes more.

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