Last Updated on August 19, 2023
Mueller’s Mac and Cheese is a classic comfort food dish that has been enjoyed by generations. Its creamy, cheesy goodness is sure to please even the pickiest eaters! This easy recipe requires just a few simple ingredients and minimal preparation time.
This delicious mac and cheese can be served as a main dish or side dish, and it pairs perfectly with all types of proteins. Whether you’re looking for an easy weeknight dinner or just want to enjoy a comforting bowl of mac and cheese, this is sure to hit the spot!
With its creamy sauce and cheesy topping, you won’t believe how simple it is to make your own delicious mac and cheese. Read on for the full guide and instructions.
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What is Mueller’s Mac and Cheese?
Mueller’s Mac and Cheese is a classic comfort food dish that has been enjoyed for generations. It typically consists of elbow macaroni noodles, butter or margarine, all-purpose flour, salt (optional), dry mustard, black pepper, milk, and shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
The ingredients are cooked together to create a creamy sauce which is then combined with the macaroni noodles and baked in the oven until golden brown.
What does it taste like?
Mueller’s Mac and Cheese has a rich and creamy taste, thanks to the butter or margarine and milk in the sauce. The dry mustard adds a subtle kick of flavor, while the shredded sharp cheddar cheese gives it that classic cheesy flavor.
The elbow macaroni noodles provide the perfect texture for this dish – crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. It’s the perfect comfort food dish – creamy, cheesy, and full of flavor. It’s sure to please even the pickiest eaters!
How did I first get introduced to Mueller’s Mac and Cheese?
I remember the first time I was introduced to Mueller’s Mac and Cheese. I had been visiting Mueller’s Pasta a small family-run business in my hometown.
It felt like an old-timey restaurant with its wooden counters and shelves stocked full of homemade treats – from freshly-baked bread and cakes to unique jams and preserves. I was in awe of everything that they had to offer.
As I wandered around the restaurant, something caught my eye – a counter filled with freshly made Mac and Cheese. It smelled so good that I couldn’t resist trying it. The cheese sauce was so creamy and flavorful, and the macaroni was cooked just right. It was delicious!
I asked the chef, how he made it and he explained the process to me in great detail. He even showed me how to make it at home himself. I was so excited – I knew that this was something I could recreate on my own in no time.
So, I went home and followed his instructions step-by-step. I was amazed at how easy it was to make and how delicious it tasted. It was even better than the one I had tried at the restaurant!
Since then, I have been making Mueller’s Mac and Cheese for my family whenever we want a comforting dish. It has become a staple in our household, and everyone loves it!
How to make Mueller’s Mac and Cheese?
Making Mueller’s Mac and Cheese is very easy. All you need are a few simple ingredients and follow the step-by-step instructions below to make this classic dish in no time!
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- Mueller’s Elbows: This type of elbow pasta is created with the best quality durum semolina for a delicious flavor and texture.
- Butter or Margarine: Butter or margarine can be used in this recipe. Using butter will give your mac and cheese a more flavorful taste while using margarine will give it a lighter taste.
- All-Purpose Flour: All-purpose flour helps thicken the sauce for the mac and cheese.
- Salt (optional): Salt is an optional ingredient, it can be added to taste.
- Dry Mustard: This ingredient adds a kick of flavor to the mac and cheese.
- Black Pepper: This adds a depth of flavor to the dish.
- Milk: Milk helps give your mac and cheese a creamy texture.
- Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese: This is the main ingredient in mac and cheese that adds a cheesy flavor. Shredded sharp cheddar cheese works best for this.
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
Cook Mueller’s Elbows according to package directions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour, salt (optional), dry mustard, and pepper until combined; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually whisk in milk and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Boil for 1 minute or until the mixture is thickened.
Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheese until melted. Add cooked macaroni and mix to combine. Pour into prepared baking dish and spread evenly.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and bubbling. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
-Make sure you cook your macaroni just until al dente, as it will continue to cook in the oven.
-If you like a more cheesy sauce, feel free to add extra cheese!
-For a crunchy topping, sprinkle some breadcrumbs on top before baking.
Mueller’s Mac and Cheese Recipe
- oven-proof dish
- 8 (1/2 pkg) Mueller's Elbows
- 0.25 cup butter or margarine
- 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 0.13 tsp salt (optional)
- 0.13 tsp dry mustard
- 0.13 tsp black pepper
- 2 milk
- 2 shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
- Cook Mueller's Elbows according to package directions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour, salt (optional), dry mustard, and pepper until combined; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually whisk in milk and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Boil for 1 minute or until the mixture is thickened.
- Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheese until melted. Add cooked macaroni and mix to combine. Pour into prepared baking dish and spread evenly.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and bubbling. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Calories: 394 kcal
What to serve with Mueller’s Mac and Cheese?
Mueller’s Mac and Cheese can be enjoyed as is, or you can serve it with a variety of sides. For a heartier meal, try adding some cooked vegetables such as roasted broccoli or steamed carrots.
A side salad also pairs nicely with the dish – try one made with crisp greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and your favorite dressing.
If you’re looking for something a bit more indulgent, why not pair Mueller’s Mac and Cheese with crispy bacon or smoked sausage? Or try adding some crunchy fried onions on top for an extra layer of flavor.
How to store leftover Mueller’s Mac and Cheese?
Leftover Mueller’s Mac and Cheese can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Make sure that you cool it off completely before transferring it to a storage container, as this will help prevent the cheese from becoming tough and dry.
When ready to serve, reheat macaroni and cheese either in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through. You can also freeze Mueller’s Mac and Cheese for up to 3 months.
Allow the dish to cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-safe container or bag. When ready to eat, thaw in the refrigerator and reheat according to the instructions above.
Can pregnant women eat this?
Yes, pregnant women can safely eat Mueller’s Mac and Cheese. It is important to use pasteurized milk and cheese when making the dish to ensure that it is safe for consumption during pregnancy.
The dish itself does not contain any ingredients that are unsafe for expecting mothers, so you can enjoy it as part of a healthy diet while pregnant. It is recommended to talk to your doctor before consuming any dish while pregnant to ensure that it is safe for you and your baby.
Does Mueller’s Mac and Cheese contain gluten?
No, the ingredients used in this recipe do not contain gluten. If you have food allergies or sensitivities, please check the labels on all products before using them.
Can I make Mueller’s Mac and Cheese ahead of time?
Yes, you can make Mueller’s Mac and Cheese ahead of time. Just prepare the recipe as instructed, but do not bake it. Then transfer to a covered baking dish or container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. When you’re ready to eat, preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.
Can I make Mueller’s Mac and Cheese vegan?
Yes, you can make Mueller’s Mac and Cheese vegan by replacing the butter with plant-based margarine, using non-dairy milk instead of cow’s milk, and using vegan cheese. Please note that some vegan cheeses may not melt as smoothly as regular cheese, but they will still taste delicious!
Thank you for reading about how to make Mueller’s Mac and Cheese! This classic dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, so give it a try today. With just a few simple ingredients and these easy instructions, you can have delicious macaroni and cheese ready in no time.
I hope this guide has been helpful to you. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section below. Thank you for reading.
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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.