Creamy Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese
Want to make your family's eyes light up around the dining table? Serve this baked mac n cheese tonight! Homemade from scratch, ultra creamy and oh so yum!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
- 3 cups macaroni
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 tsp mustard powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp ground paprika
- Black pepper to taste
- Pinch nutmeg
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 5 tbsp bread crumbs
Prep macaroni, pan and oven: Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process (they will get mushy otherwise). Pour into a lightly greased 9x13" pan and set aside. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Make the roux: Melt the butter in a wide skillet. Whisk in the flour and cook, whisking constantly, until the flour is no longer foamy (about one minute).
Make the sauce: Carefully whisk in the milk and chicken broth (the pan is hot so watch out for splatters) and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened (about 5-6 minutes). Take off the heat.
Finish the sauce and combine with macaroni: Stir in the mustard, salt and spices. Add the mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Stir well. Fold in the Greek yogurt. Combine with the macaroni in the pan.
Add breadcrumbs: Evenly sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the macaroni.
Bake and broil: Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until the sauce bubbles up on the sides. Brown the top under the broiler for 1 minute if you like.