Pan-fried mac and cheese recipe – LaoudIt Recipe

Pan-fried mac and cheese recipe

Pan-fried mac and cheese recipe – Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food! This easy cheese sauce combined with macaroni and a crispy buttery filling makes the best homemade mac and cheese!

Skillet Mac and Cheese Recipe - Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food!  This easy cheese sauce combined with macaroni and a crispy buttery filling makes for the creamiest mac and cheese!  // addapinch.com

Oh friends! Do I have a recipe to share with you today that I think you will absolutely love!

This delicious, easy, cheesy, creamy, crunchy and out of this world delicious skillet mac and cheese!

The best mac and cheese

I know I know. There must be a million mac and cheese recipes. But before I dismiss this one, let me tell you a bit more. I’ve included step-by-step photos as well so it doesn’t look so intimidating.

I understand. I remember all those years of grabbing a blue box when I was shopping for groceries, then boiling noodles, draining them, and squeezing the magic package. With rapid stirring, it was done. But once I started making my own homemade mac and cheese, I didn’t look back.

I think you will like it too!

Skillet Mac and Cheese Recipe - Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food!  This easy cheese sauce combined with macaroni and a crispy buttery filling makes for the creamiest mac and cheese!  // addapinch.com

How to make a skillet mac and cheese

To get there, you will need it.

  • Butter
  • flour
  • seasoning
  • Milk
  • cheese
  • elbow noodles
  • panko crumbs

I start by melting butter in my medium (12 inch) pan. Next, I add my flour and Stone House Butter Seasoning.

I have already shared my Stone House seasoning recipe with all of you. Whenever I mention it in a recipe, I get questions about it. It’s made from three simple ingredients in the perfect ratio to quickly add seasoning to so many dishes. I make a lot of it and keep it in an airtight container so I can add flavor in a snap!

Once you’ve added the flour and Stone House seasoning to the pan, whisk to incorporate into the melted butter. Then continue to cook for about a minute more.

Then, whisking constantly, you will pour your hot milk into your flour mixture, making sure it is smooth.

Skillet Mac and Cheese Recipe - Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food!  This easy cheese sauce combined with macaroni and a crispy buttery filling makes for the creamiest mac and cheese!  // addapinch.com

Allow the flour and milk mixture to form a small bubble in the pan and continue to cook until the sauce thickens.

Skillet Mac and Cheese Recipe - Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food!  This easy cheese sauce combined with macaroni and a crispy buttery filling makes for the creamiest mac and cheese!  // addapinch.com

Now turn off the heat of the pan and add all your cheeses, as well as the hot sauce if you are using. Stir until all the cheese has melted.

Skillet Mac and Cheese Recipe - Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food!  This easy cheese sauce combined with macaroni and a crispy buttery filling makes for the creamiest mac and cheese!  // addapinch.com

Oh my stars! This cheese sauce is amazing and makes it the best mac and cheese recipe in my book!

Skillet Mac and Cheese Recipe - Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food!  This easy cheese sauce combined with macaroni and a crispy buttery filling makes for the creamiest mac and cheese!  // addapinch.com

Next, you’ll want to add your cooked elbow noodles. I like to add the cooked noodles in stages and not all at the same time and stir them into the cheese sauce.

Skillet Mac and Cheese Recipe - Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food!  This easy cheese sauce combined with macaroni and a crispy buttery filling makes for the creamiest mac and cheese!  // addapinch.com

Now, if you want, you can stop here and serve this mac and cheese with no topping. It’s really delicious that way and that’s how Sam always liked to eat it when he was young. It’s definitely a favorite for kids that way.

Skillet Mac and Cheese Recipe - Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food!  This easy cheese sauce combined with macaroni and a crispy buttery filling makes for the creamiest mac and cheese!  // addapinch.com

But folks, it’s delicious with this Panko Butter Topping! The panko is mixed with a little melted butter, added to the top of the macaroni and cheese, then placed under the grill until it is good and toasted. YUM!

Get directions ahead of time

To prepare ahead, prepare without adding the garnish. Cover tightly with wrap and refrigerate. To serve, remove from refrigerator and top with Panko Topping Mix and bake at 325 ° F for 15 minutes.

How to freeze

Transfer leftovers to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw in the refrigerator overnight, reheat and serve.

Skillet Mac and Cheese Recipe - Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food!  This easy cheese sauce combined with macaroni and a crispy buttery filling makes for the creamiest mac and cheese!  // addapinch.com

Here is my recipe for pan-fried mac and cheese. Hope you get there soon!

Skillet Mac and Cheese Recipe - Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food!  This easy cheese sauce combined with macaroni and a crispy buttery filling makes for the creamiest mac and cheese!  // addapinch.com

Pan-fried mac and cheese recipe

Skillet Mac and Cheese Recipe – Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food! This easy cheese sauce combined with macaroni and a crispy buttery filling makes for the creamiest mac and cheese!

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Preparation timeten minutes

Cooking time20 minutes

Total time30 minutes

  • Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle the flour and Stone House seasoning into the butter and whisk until the flour is incorporated into the butter. Continue to cook until the flour is lightly browned, about 1 minute.

  • Whisk constantly as you slowly pour the hot milk into the flour mixture, making sure the mixture remains smooth and lump-free.

  • Allow the mixture to reach a low bubble and cook until the sauce thickens. Turn off the heat of the pan and add the cheeses and hot sauce if using. Stir until the cheeses have melted.

  • Add the cooked elbow pasta (macaroni) to the pan and stir into the sauce.

  • Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave and mix with the panko. Spread the panko over the macaroni and cheese and place under a grill until just crisp, about 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Remove from the heat and serve immediately.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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