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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
Date September 18, 2012
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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

I’ve been getting a lot of requests for Mac & Cheese recipes lately. The key to an exceptional macaroni and cheese isn’t the cheese, or pasta- it’s the base sauce. The sauce used for making macaroni and cheese is called a béchamel. A béchamel sauce is a French sauce made with a roux, butter, flour, and nutmeg. Béchamel is one of the five mother sauces which include tomato, veloute, sauce español, and hollandaise. If you really want to become a proficient cook, it’s important to familiarize yourself with all of the mother sauces. Once you are able to make all of these sauces, you can literally create thousands of delicious recipes.

Chef Chuck Kerber

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8 Responses to Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

  1. Debra Silva says:

    Sounds delicious!

  2. abc says:

    thanks 4 the recipe

  3. This is a recipe I certainly want to try! Thanks

  4. Linda says:

    I think I’ll be using this sauce for my lasagne…thanks for sharing

  5. CK says:

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was great! I did make a few changes for my family.
    1. Reduced nutmeg to 1/8 tsp
    2. Used 1/2 cup shredded fontina and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
    3. Used an entire bag of large elbow pasta (this recipe made enough sauce for 8)
    4. Added 1 tsp black truffle oil, because I was feeling fancy 😉
    Thanks for this great recipe that serves as a wonderful base for creating endless variations

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