Chef John’s Macaroni and Cheese


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-sty... See morele 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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Mar 15, 2014 10:23 AM

Chef John is great. I always check his recipes first. Making great food isn't about using the MOST ingredients, it's about using the RIGHT ingredients. Chef John knows this and I love every recipe of his I have ever used.


Feb 28, 2014 6:09 AM



Feb 1, 2014 4:43 PM

My children are a big fan of macaroni and cheese. Not only did they enjoy eating it but had fun chipping to prepare it. The little ones did the grating and prepping while my grown girls worked with me at the stove.

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