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Can I make Mac and cheese without a roux

I ran out of flour but want to make Mac and cheese for dinner tonight. I have a block of velveeta and some aged cheddar. Can I melt the velveeta in milk and butter and add a good amount of grated cheddar into the mixture? Do you think it will thicken enough?

asked by Gabriela 16 days ago

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Emma Laperruque
Emma Laperruque

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added 15 days ago

Hi Gabriela! This recipe by our co-founder Amanda Hesser skips the roux and uses only cheddar and milk: https://food52.com/recipes.... (Plus, it's in a sheet pan!)

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added 14 days ago

Sorry, I know this is late, but I just saw your question. You can also cook the pasta in the milk, and without draining it, stir in the butter (which effectively backs into the idea of a roux because of the liberated starches in the milk), stir in the cheese, season it to taste, then pour into a casserole, top with some grated cheese, and bake for about 10 minutes at 400.

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