Creamy Mac & Cheese

Meal Type: Dinner
Product Type: Natural Creamy Salted Butter

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Creamy Mac & Cheese

Creamy Mac & Cheese


  • 1lb cavatappi pasta (can also use elbow macaroni)
  • 8 tbsp (4oz) Truly Grass Fed Salted Butter, divided
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 6 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 blocks Truly Grass Fed Natural Sharp Cheddar, coarsely grated
  • block Truly Grass Fed Natural Aged Cheddar, finely grated
  • 1 tsp salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper, plus more to taste
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, season generously with salt.  Add the pasta and cook until just al dente, about 6 minutes, drain and set aside.
  3. Add 2 tbsp (1 oz) butter to a medium skillet set over medium-high heat.  Once melted, add the breadcrumbs, stirring often until evenly coated and lightly golden brown; about 3 – 5 minutes. Set aside.
  4. In a large skillet or sauce pan, melt the remaining 6 tbsp (3 oz)  butter over medium heat.  Whisk in the flour until smooth, continue to whisk frequently for 2 – 3 minutes, allowing the flour to cook down; color may turn more golden.
  5. Slowly add the milk in batches, whisking constantly until there are no lumps.  Increase heat, bringing to a simmer (continue whisking to prevent burning).  Simmer for 3 – 5 minutes, whisking regularly, allowing sauce to thicken.
  6. Remove pan from heat and whisk in the cheeses until melted and smooth.  Add salt and pepper, plus more to taste.
  7. Add the drained, cooked pasta, stirring until evenly coated.  Alternatively, this can be done in a large mixing bowl if pan is too small.
  8. Transfer mac and cheese to a 9×13 baking dish and top with toasted breadcrumbs.  Bake for 15 – 20 minutes.
  9. Serve immediately. Garnish with fresh parsley.

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