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Arnold’s
Mac & Cheese

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Ingredients

8 cups water

2 tablespoons canola oil

2 cups dried macaroni

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

2 cups milk

2½ cups shredded American cheese, separated

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon ground mustard seed

Pinch salt

Paprika

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Bring water to boil in medium pot. Add oil and macaroni. Cook for 5-8 minutes, or until macaroni swells and softens. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in saucepan set over medium-low heat. When melted, stir in flour. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring, until roux is browned. Slowly add milk, whisking vigorously. Next, add 2 cups American cheese and stir until melted. Whisk in Parmesan, black pepper, and mustard. Taste, and add salt as needed.
  4. Add macaroni to small casserole dish. Stir in cheese sauce. Scatter remaining ½ cup American cheese on top. Lightly sprinkle with paprika and bake for 30 minutes, or until cheese bubbles around edges.
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