A favorite dish that withstands the test of time, classic macaroni and cheese simply cannot be beat. It is delicious on its own, and it can be tweaked to suit the tastes of many different palates.
Everyone needs a go-to recipe for this staple food, which may be served as a meal or as a side dish, and this electric skillet mac and cheese recipe will hopefully be it!
If you really love cheese like me, consider adding mozzarella pearls to your macaroni to amp up the cheese level. Talk about the ultimate comfort food!
If you want a simple way to make your mac and cheese a little bit more healthy, try adding some frozen vegetables while you are preparing it. Some people like to add bread crumbs to the top for a bit of crunch.
For those with a palate that craves some spice, try adding buffalo wing sauce to your mac.
As you make your macaroni and cheese, get creative with ways to make it delicious. What do you think would be a good addition to this classic meal?
Electric Skillet Mac and Cheese
- 1 lb. elbow macaroni pasta
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 tbsp. flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp. mustard
- 1 cup cheddar cheese - grated
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese - grated
- Salt and pepper - to taste
- Cook pasta according to package instructions in the electric skillet: Add the water (about 8 cups in a 12" skillet) to the skillet. Heat the electric skillet to the maximum temperature available. Bring the water to a boil, add a pinch of salt and cook pasta until done (about 10 minutes). You can leave the lid slightly open while boiling and keep an eye on it so that it doesn't boil over. Drain water and reserve the pasta in a bowl, covered with a towel.
- Heat electric skillet to 375ºF and melt the butter.
- Add the flour and whisk until well combined and golden – about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Add the milk and mustard, and combine well. Continue whisking until it begins to thicken. Turn the skillet down to 250ºF.
- Add the cheeses and stir until fully melted.
- Add the macaroni to the sauce and mix well to completely cover it with the cheese sauce. Heat through.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Optional: you can add a bit more cheese on top and bake with the skillet lid on until melted.
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.
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