Yummy Gooey Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe

Homemade mac and cheese recipe doesn’t have to be difficult to get on the table.

The Pioneer Woman was kind enough to share their recipe for this cheesy goodness for you to enjoy!

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Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe

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  • 4 cups Dried Macaroni
  • 1 whole Egg Beaten
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 Stick or 4 Tablespoons) Butter
  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2-1/2 cups Whole Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Dry Mustard, More if desired
  • 1 pound Cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • Optional Spices: Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Thyme
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Step 1: Cook macaroni until very firm.

Macaroni should be too firm to eat right out of the pot. Drain.

Step 2: In a small bowl, beat egg. In a large pot, melt butter and sprinkle in flour.

Whisk together over medium-low heat.

Cook mixture for five minutes, whising constantly. Don’t let it burn.

Pour in milk, add mustard and whisk until smooth. Cook for five minutes until very thick.

Step 3: Reduce heat to low.

Take 1/4 cup of the sauce and slowly pour it into beaten egg, whisking constantly to avoid cooking eggs.

Whisk together until smooth.

Step 4: Pour egg mixture into sauce, whisking constantly.

Stir until smooth.

Add in cheese and stir to melt. Add salt and pepper.

Taste sauce and add more salt and seasoned salt as needed.

Cascade Cleaned Off the Cheese Sauce in the dishwasher without me even rinsing.
This recipe adds a spicy kick to your mac and cheese. If you prefer a more moderate taste, tone it down with less seasoned salt and ground pepper.

Pour in drained, cooked macaroni and stir to combine.

Mac and Cheese Mixture After you Add Cooked Macaroni

Serve immediately (very creamy).

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    1. Mac & Cheese looks good, I’ll have to try an egg in the recipe next time. And maybe stop buying the cheap DW soap. I keep getting grit on my “clean” dishes. I hate grit.

    2. Oh I love a good homemade mac and cheese! I am currently without a dishwasher 🙁 when I get one again though I’ll have to try this, so many detergents don’t live up to their promises!

    3. I am using Cascade Complete right now, but I have not used the Cascade Platinum, but I want to and take the Mac and Cheese challenge to see if it really works!

    4. I have never tried mustard in my homemade mac and cheese recipe. Your recipe sounds delicious! I am going to pin this to make for my family 🙂

    5. I’ve tried Cascade but it’s not my regular dishwasher detergent. We recently bought a new dishwasher, which works much better than our old one did, but I’m still not always happy with the cleaning results. I’d be curious to try the Mac ‘n Cheese challenge. If nothing else, my daughter and I simply love mac ‘n cheese, so just having that to eat would be worth it. LOL!

      1. Absolutely try it! And if you’re making the Mac N Cheese for your daughter, I recommend pulling back on the amount of seasoned salt and ground pepper. Younger tongues often prefer the more mild version.

    6. first recipe ever that I heard about adding dry mustard!! wow i bet that gives this mac and cheese a delish pop of flavor! I so love the gooey, cheesy macaroni so can’t wait to try this recipe!

    7. First off, the mac-and-cheese looks amazing! Would love to have bowl of it myself:)
      Second, the cascade did an amazing job with this pot! I usually buy cascade but usually rinse the gunk first..Now I know what to do next time.
      Third, yep had no idea about the garbage disposal thing. Wow! Thanks for sharing with us at the Home Matters Linky party. We love having you and hope you join us again!

      1. Ha! Sounds like you picked up a lot from this article. Once I tried Cascade Platinum I couldn’t go back… it’s completely changed my relationship with my dishes 😀

    8. We love homemade mac and cheese! We’ll have to try your recipe. Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I am finally getting around to pinning your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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