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Ultimate Kids Mac n Cheese

Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Kenneth
Tips for success: You may need to rotate your pan half way through to get even browning. Cook your pasta for only 6 minutes, it will finish cooking when you bake the mac n cheese. You can use whatever milk you have in the fridge as a substitute for the half and half.
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  • 1 lb. cooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella


  •  Turn on the heat to medium, in a medium pot add the butter, once melted, add the flour and whisk together for 15 seconds. Add kosher salt, black pepper and garlic. Whisk in the heavy cream in thirds, then add half and half. Bring to a boil, once boiling add 3 cups of cheddar and 1 cup mozzarella. Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir until the cheese has melted. Stir in the macaroni and make sure it's evenly coated with sauce.
  • Pour mac and cheese into a 9 x 13 casserole dish, sprinkle the remaining cheese over top. Pop in the oven and bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese has browned evenly. Serve immediately.


Preheat oven to 450 degrees