Everyone should know the best macaroni and cheese recipe. The dish, also known as mac and cheese, is a staple in every kitchen. It is used countless time to serve as dinner or just for snacking between meals. Mac and cheese is loved because it is creamy, cheesy, and savory.
Down below is the best macaroni and cheese recipe. It uses not just one kind of cheese, but five! All five cheeses combined together creates amazing, mouth-watering flavor that you will never expect. This dish is going to blow your mind away, plus, it is very easy to make. Here is the recipe.
- 2 cups elbow macaroni
- 4 cups water
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 400 ml evaporated milk
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 120 gr unsalted butter, softened
- 200 gr sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 100 gr mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 50 gr Monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 50 gr parmesan cheese, shredded
- 100 gr breadcrumbs
- 50 gr feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.
- Prepare a baking dish (9 x 13 inch) and spray the baking dish with non-stick spray. If you do not have non-stick spray, simply coat the baking dish with melted butter. Set it aside.
- Grab a large non-stick pot. Pour in water and mix cooking oil in it. Sprinkle some salt. Bring it to a boil and pour in the elbow macaroni. Cook the macaroni until al dente. Turn off the heat, drain the water and put the macaroni back to the pot.
- Turn the heat back on. On the top of warm cooked macaroni, add in the unsalted butter. Mix until all the butter is melted and coating the macaroni.
- This best macaroni and cheese recipe is using five different kinds of cheese. Now add in all the cheeses into the pot: cheddar, mozzarella, Monterey jack, parmesan, and feta. Mix well until all cheeses melt perfectly.
- Into the pan, add in the beaten egg and the milk. Cook for 3 minutes until the mixture becomes thick and creamy. Give it a taste and adjust the taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. When it’s done, turn off the heat.
- Grab the prepared baking dish. Into the baking dish, pour in the mac and cheese into the baking dish. Set it aside for a while.
- Into a small bowl, mix together chicken bouillon powder, dried parsley, and breadcrumbs. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs mixture on the top of the mac and cheese.
- Place the mac and cheese into the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes until the top is browned.
- Serve immediately.
This dish is better served hot, along with crunchy chips or with proteins, like crispy fried chicken. Surely enough, the best macaroni and cheese recipe above, with all the five cheeses, will bring a hearty meal to keep you happy and healthy.