How to make thick and creamy mac and cheese

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Cook’s Notes for Homemade Creamy Mac and Cheese

I even read the directions multiple times on different days to make sure they make sense and somehow that escaped me. I think I need to go back to having my husband review the directions. I followed the recipe to a T. Time to order pizza. Sorry this comment took so long to get to, it ended up in my spam filter somehow! Like a full on soup? Can you email me to trouble shoot? You certainly simmer until it thicken a bit but it should at no point look too soupy. I made this for Christmas and had the same problem that Jennifer commented about: Are you sure you make it with only 8 oz.

I added 8 additional ounces of macaroni and it was perfect. It was delicious and reheated well too. I actually made the recipe again this weekend and added in more and more of the pasta and at the whole pound it was still creamy and delicious. I updated the recipe, thanks so much for commenting on it too! What did you have in mind?

I suppose you could use a ricotta?

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Cream cheese would change the taste a bit more than I would like. I am all about full fat cheese and other dairy products. Fat IS healthy for you! If you decide to try again, try pouring in the milk very slowly and whisk it really well. Also adding the cheese, little by little at a time might help with it staying smooth. Any suggestions? My suggestion would be to add the milk very slowly next time and whisk it really well. Also add the cheese in a little bit at a time to ensure it stays a creamy mixture. Hope this helps!

This recipe is excellent! The favorite thus far has been Colby jack, medium cheddar, and sharp cheddar. I think maybe everyone is eating the Mac and cheese too fast or something. Because mine is never runny or soup like. Other than the cheese I follow the recipe to the letter. Thanks for a wonderful dish! Just made this and tasted delicious, but you most certainly need to simmer…full simmer on low heat took a while to get to this point after adding milk and cottage cheese mix. Then simmer at least 5 minutes..

Great recipe for a rich and creamy Mac n cheese without flour. Summer is what is needed to get this creamy but it did happen! Only recommendation is use a non stick pot.. Thank you.

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I had the same issue as some previous comments mention of it turning out like soup! I shaved 1 head of broccoli to make it broccoli mac and it looks like broccoli noodle soup. Other than having to eat it like soup the flavor is delicious!! I was surprised at how how great a flavor the cottage cheese mixture gave it. That does sound delicious! Next time, you may just need to simmer it longer to allow it to thicken more.

So glad you still enjoyed it though. I forgot to add the milk and it ended up turning out perfectly for our tastes. Thank you so much! Thank you for the recipe! My husband loves macaroni and cheese but other from scratch recipes I tried where not nearly as creamy.

I love that it is free of processed ingredients. Definitely will be making this again when I want to show my hubby some love via food?

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I just finished making this for the second time to improve on the first time. Very deceiving to gauge thickness. Simmered at least 10 minutes to get consistency I wanted, then with noodles in so long, they became too soft. Perfect for packed lunch or quick snack. Note on recipe: I doubled the recipe again primarily for reheating.

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Still did cheese sauce in two steps melting butter, cheese, milk then added cottage cheese mixture. Simmered on Medium for about 10 minutes. Turned off heat gas stove then folded in cooked macaroni. Much better outcome to serve as warm than first attempt still like adding the grated parmesan for texture and taste. Confident it will reheat well, too, as the last batch did. Worth the effort for a make-ahead bulk comfort food, side dish or quick hunger-satisfying snack. I even used pre-grated cheddar and it turned out! Thanks for sharing. Total failure! Its like the cheese disappeared and left soup behind.

I think Ill try a recipe for cheese sauce that is complete before adding to the noodles. You can always email me at contact dinnerthendessert. This sounds delicious. How would you recommend adjusting this so that I can make it in a larger quantity for a holiday party? In the recipe box, you are able to adjust the serving size up or down to fit your needs.

I just made this tonight for a family our family of 5. As others mentioned, mine came out soupy. I stirred in the milk very slowly and simmered for 5 minutes. I really liked the flavor and the soupy thing wasnt a big deal and something I think I can fix next time by adding less milk.

The thing that bothered me was that it still tasted grainy. I have an awesome blender and the cottage cheese mixture was completely smooth so I think the graininess came from the cheese mixture. I hand grated the cheese, it wasnt pre grated. With that being said, it was still really good and I appreciate the recipe! I like very creamy macaroni and cheese. Recently I read the key is making on stove top and not baking it. Can I use your recipe but make on the stovetop? Just a question. I want to make this for thanksgiving dinner. Say hello to your new favorite recipe for chicken salad.

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Thanks guys from the UK, a brilliant recipe. Happy holidays. Reply rachel December 18, , This looks great! If I make it ahead, do I bake it on the first day, then warm it up the next day to eat? If so, at what temperature and for how long should it be warmed up? Hi Tilli, You can do either! We just added some more tips to the article about making ahead of time this is a popular question. Really good recipe.

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The only thing I would disagree with is the serving size. If I wanted to make it a day ahead and then heat it the next day for dinner, how would I do that? Do I wait to put the cheese on top to bake it the day off or can I just bake the whole thing and then reheat it uncovered or covered? Let me know!

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Hi Laura, We just added some more make-ahead tips to the article. You can definitely make it a day in advance. Then, baking the day-of serving? Or, fully make and bake the dish, then reheat before the party? Thank you! Excited to try the recipe! Both of your suggestions will work. I really like freshly baked mac and cheese because of the crusty cheesy top. I plan on making this soon!

If I cook the noodles and sauce, and then mix those, can I just put it straight into the fridge for a few hours, and then bake it at supper time? Consistently good and very easy! I have also made this with my instapot and it is great! The only difference to make it in the instapot is I make the cheese sauce in the instapot melt butter on keep warm and then bring to a boil on saute mode. Perfect for making while the littles nap and then enjoying when we get home after an afternoon at the park!

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Make Cheese Sauce Add milk to a large microwave-safe measuring jug and microwave 1 to 3 minutes until warm. To Finish If the drained and rinsed pasta will fit into the pan, add it to the cheese sauce. Adam and Joanne's Tips Make Ahead: Let it cool completely on a rack before freezing, and then wrap it very well with foil we use two layers.

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