Grown-Up Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 2017

Inspired by an innovative macaroni and cheese recipe that calls for adding sodium citrate, an emulsifying salt, to cheese to keep it smooth when heated (instead of adding flour to make a béchamel), we based our sauce on American cheese, which contains a similar ingredient.

SERVES4

TIME45 minutes

Grown-Up Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Inspired by an innovative macaroni and cheese recipe that calls for adding sodium citrate, an emulsifying salt, to cheese to keep it smooth when heated (instead of adding flour to make a béchamel), we based our sauce on American cheese, whi...

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