Mac and Cheese

image :  Mac and Cheese


  • 12 oz (375g) spiral or macaroni pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups grated white cheddar
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


Cook pasta in a pot of salted, boiling water for about 12 minutes or until tender; drain well. Return pasta to same pot.

Meanwhile, heat butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir for 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk. Stir until sauce boils and thickens. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until thickened; remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Add sauce to pasta and stir until combined. Serves 6 to 8.