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Creamy Macaroni And Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese can vary greatly from recipe to recipe. Different shapes of pasta, varieties of cheese, and the type of dairy used can differentiate the amount of creaminess as well as how the pasta "holds onto" the cheese sauce. This recipe uses elbow macaroni, which has small ridges that help the sauce stay with the pasta. The combination of sharp cheddar and gruyere cheese create balanced flavor, while the addition of heavy cream creates a thicker sauce than milk would alone.


US | Metric
Metric | US
  • Pasta - 2¼ lb
  • Cheddar Cheese - 3¾ oz
  • Gruyere - 3¾ oz
  • Nutmeg - 1 pinch
  • Milk - 8⅝ oz
  • Heavy Cream - 10⅝ oz
  • Unsalted Butter - 2 oz
  • All Purpose Flour - 1¼ oz
  • Salt - 1/8 oz
  • Black Pepper - 0.04 oz


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