Simply Amazing Mac and Cheese

Based of Beecher's "World's Best" Mac and Cheese Recipe.

Yield: 4 servings
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  • 2 tablespoon(s) Unsalted Butter Sauce
  • 3 1/2 tablespoon(s) Flour Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) Whole Milk Sauce
  • 2 cup(s) Aged Cheddar Sauce
  • 1/2 cup(s) Jack Cheese Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Salt sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) chipolte chili powder sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) garlic powder sauce
  • 3 1/4 cup(s) penne pasta Pasta
  • 1/4 cup(s) Aged Cheddar topping
  • 1/4 cup(s) Jack cheese topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Chipotle chili powder topping


  1. To prepare sauce, melt butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat and whisk in the flour. Continue whisking and cook for 2 minutes. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly. Cook until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add cheeses, salt, chili powder and garlic powder. Stir until cheese is melted and all ingredients are incorporated, about 3 minutes. Set aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Butter or oil an 8-inch baking dish. Cook penne 2 minutes less than package directions. (It will finish cooking in the oven.) Rinse pasta in cold water and drain well.

  3. Combine pasta and sauce in a medium bowl; mix carefully but thoroughly. Scrape the pasta into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle top with cheeses and then the chili powder.

  4. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
November 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by HuginnsMusing and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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