Easy Skillet Mac & Cheese

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6
Author: Christina Hitchcock

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter - divided
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 oz process cheese - cut into 1 inch cubes (or 1 cup of any other type of shredded cheese)
  • 1 cup shredded Crystal Farms cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound pasta - cooked and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  • In a large pot, prepare pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in large oven proof skillet, melt 1/4 cup of butter over medium-low heat.
  • Add flour and stir for one minute until it starts to gets pasty.
  • Whisk in the milk.  Continue to cook over medium-low heat, whisking occasionally, until the milk begins to thicken — about 5 minutes.
  • Add cheese, salt and pepper and stir until cheese is melted.
  • Add cooked and drained pasta and stir to combine.
  • Melt 1/4 cup of butter and combine with Panko.
  • Stir until combined and spread on top of the prepared macaroni and cheese.
  • Preheat the broiler and place the skillet under the broiler until the bread crumbs turn golden brow.  This will only take a few minutes so keep an eye on it.