Quarantine Kitchen: Mac n’ Cheese


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Quarantine kitchen has a great dinner recipe for you to try.

Dessert is great, but so is dinner! While making dinner might seem stressful and complicated, I promise that this mac and cheese recipe is easy, and fun!


Source: Mac n’ Cheese




1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil, 1 turn of the pan in a slow stream


2 tablespoons butter


3 tablespoons flour


1 1/2 cups whole or 2 percent milk


3 cups shredded white Cheddar cheese


1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground or freshly grated


1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, a couple pinches




1 pound elbow macaroni, cooked 8 minutes or to al dente, with a little bite to it




Heat a medium, deep skillet over medium heat. Add oil and butter. When butter melts into the oil, add flour and combine. Gently cook, whisking flour and butter together, until smooth and flour has had a chance to cook, about 3 minutes. Slowly add milk while continuing to whisk. Gently bring milk to a bubble while stirring frequently. Allow the milk to thicken a bit, then stir in 2 cups of shredded Cheddar cheese a handful at a time. Season sauce with nutmeg and cayenne. Taste and add a little salt, if you like. Add cooked pasta to sauce and coat completely by turning over and over in the cheese sauce. Transfer to a flameproof baking dish and top with remaining cheese. Place the baking dish under a hot broiler and brown the Cheddar cheese on top.


Now, we hope that you stay safe and healthy during this unknown time. Stay safe Gators! Bake on!