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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

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Extra Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Diana Rattray
American and Cheddar cheeses, along with a little cream make this a delicious and super creamy macaroni and cheese. The buttery croissant crumbs top it all off in a great way, but feel free to use soft bread crumbs in the recipe.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: Serves 6 to 8


  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups light cream or half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard or your favorite gourmet mustard
  • 3 cups shredded cheese, half Cheddar and half American, divided
  • 1 cup croissant crumbs tossed with 2 tablespoons melted butter


Grease a 2-quart baking dish. Heat oven to 350°.

Cook the macaroni following package directions; drain in a colander and rinse with hot water.

In a medium saucepan or saucier, melt the 4 tablespoons of butter over medium heat until foamy; stir in the flour until bubbly. Add the milk and cream, along with the salt, pepper, and mustard. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in 2 cups of the cheese until melted. Add the drained macaroni and blend well. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Top with the remaining 1 cup of cheese and the buttered croissant crumbs.

Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until bubbly and nicely browned.

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 5 out of 5
best mac and cheese ever, Member vokalkord

I have made this for the couple of Thanksgivings and randomly through out the year and it is always a hit with my friends and family. I have tried many mac n chez recipes and this one is by far the best. I change nothing but I do double it and it always gets eaten. Definitely try this one if you haven't yet!

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