Macaroni and cheese is a staple comfort food, but with so many ways to prepare it, there are a lot of mistakes one can make when cooking it.
Whether you’re making a simple stovetop mac and cheese or an upscale variant with pricey cheeses, chefs and culinary experts agree on many of the most common issues home cooks face when attempting the dish. Here are nine mistakes to avoid when making mac and how to avoid them.
1. The bechamel-making process was rushed
Bechamel sauce is a mixture of butter (or oil), flour and milk, and is the base for the sauce in many mac and cheese recipes. While the ingredients are simple, the process of making a roux, then adding milk, requires a lot of care and a lot can go wrong if the process is rushed. Adding milk to the sauce too quickly is one major mistake to