American Test Kitchen Mac And Cheese

Introduction

American Test Kitchen is the integrated and connected framework of the chefs. It allows people to write test recipes, which help them in helping others to cook.

If everything works the right way, we publish the recipe.

One of such recipes is the American Test Kitchen Mac and Cheese. The American Test Kitchen Mac and Cheese are given below:

Ingredients of the American Test Kitchen Mac and Cheese

  • pound short pasta – For instance elbow macaroni, rigatoni or cavatappi
  • freshly ground pepper and salt pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of mustard powder
  • 3 cups of warm whole milk – make sure that it is warm
  • 1 cup of (4 ounces) finely chopped American cheese
  • 2 cups of (8 ounces) grated sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup of (2 ounces) grated Parmesan

Instructions for Preparing the Mac and Cheese

Here is how you can prepare the Mac and Cheese the way they prepare in the American Test Kitchen:

Step 01

First of all, you should boil the pasta in a medium pot in which salted water boils. Let it boil for 02 minutes and then pour the macaroni into the boiling water.

Then, carefully read the packaged instructions for boiling the macaroni fully. Drain the pasta when it is fully cooked. Also, reserve the 01 cups of pasta water.

Step 02

In the same pot, add the butter and put it on medium heat. When the butter melts fully and it forms foams, make sure to add the flour into it.

Then, slowly whisk the mixture until the color of the flour browns slightly for 01 to 02 minutes.

Afterward, add the mustard powder and whisk the mixture for combining fully.

Now, it is time to add the milk into the mixture slowly. You must cook the entire mixture for many minutes until it gets fully cooked.

The mixture should be thicker so much so that it forms a coating on a spoon.

Step 03

This is the most crucial step. You have not added cheese to the dish till now. It is high time to add the cheese in three batches into the Mac and Cheese.

You should start by adding the American cheese. Then, add the cheddar cheese and Parmesan Cheese into the mixture.

For combining three types of cheeses, whisk the mixture fully for adding each type of cheese.

Afterward, season the mac and cheese with ¼ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

Add the drained pasta, stir the mixture fully for coating the Mac and Cheese and serve it.

Special Notes for Making the American Test Kitchen Mac and Cheese Recipe

You should use the three different types of cheese in the recipe. Also, the creaminess of the mac and cheese recipe tightens.

So, the recipe loses its creaminess. You should add the pasta water later if it tightens before you serve it. So, store the 01 cups or more pasta water as you may need it later on.

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