*background image by Kevin Ludy*
Peanut butter and jelly. Chips and guacamole. Cookies and milk. What do all of these have in common? They’re iconic combos that compliment each other and bring out the best in flavor and texture, so that anyone can enjoy it. Arguably, the most iconic combo is macaroni and cheese, and we’re here to show you the best homemade recipe there is.
To begin these are the ingredients you will need
An overview of what you will need, including the Italian macaroni, butter, cheeses and more. *photo by Hannah Schmidt*
1 (16 ounce) package macaroni
8 oz butter, plus 1 Tbsp more for breadcrumbs (optional)
1/2 cup flour
2 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream (milk and cream at room temperature)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Scant 2 cups mild orange cheddar cheese
Scant 2 cups extra sharp white cheddar cheese
1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan, plus more for topping
1/2 cup breadcrumbs, buttered (optional)
Now comes the fun part of making the recipe!
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Cook the macaroni according to package instructions, and set aside. *photo by Kevin Ludy*