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Chef John’s Macaroni and Cheese

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You don’t have to be a Founding Father to crave this creamy, cheesy comfort food. In this video, you’ll learn how to make classic Thomas Jefferson-style macaroni and cheese. You’ll also discover exactly what “Thomas Jefferson-style” means. You’ll start by making a simple roux with butter and flour. From there, you’ll build on the roux, adding herbs and spices, and cold milk—and learn how to avoid getting lumps in your mix. Then it’s time for grated nutmeg, Worcestershire sauce, and three kinds of cheeses—with a bit of Dijon mustard stirred in at the end. Follow along with Chef John’s recipe for Macaroni and Cheese. You can easily alter this recipe to your personal tastes by adjusting the amount of pasta you use. Finally, Chef John will reveal the secret to a perfectly crisp, caramelized macaroni and cheese crust. See more Chef John videos >>

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CupcakeLuver13

CupcakeLuver13

Looks delicious!!

Dorothy Wirth

Dorothy Wirth

I also used panko bread crumbs. Love the different cheeses and crunch.

Mel

Mel

Oh wow, this looks fantastic! I've been looking for a homemade mac & cheese (my husband loves it!) and this recipe looks delicious to try. Chef John has great recipes, the Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Thighs and his Cherry Bomb Chicken are also amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipes! This video will be very helpful!

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