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Classic Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
Total:
35 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
35 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Bring a large wide pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain.

Melt the butter in the pot over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, mustard powder and paprika; cook, whisking, until smooth and slightly darker, about 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to cook, whisking occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly and comes to a simmer, 7 to 8 minutes. Whisk in the cheddar, American cheese and cream cheese until melted.

Add the pasta to the sauce; toss, adding the reserved cooking water as needed to loosen. Season with salt.

Photograph by Ryan Liebe

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