I saw this photo of a bowl of macaroni and cheese that looked so perfectly smooth and glossy. It looked like it came out of a magazine. You know, like how you picture macaroni and cheese to look but yours never quite looks so nice.
So I immediately bookmarked the recipe, which uses a secret ingredient to get the smooth and glossy look. Can you guess what it is?
The answer is cornstarch! It’s amazing how many uses I’m finding for cornstarch. It’s great for tenderizing beef slices for a stir fry, thickens soups, creates amazing soft chocolate chip cookies, and now I’ve learned it makes smooth and glossy macaroni and cheese.
This recipe is easy to make and ready in minutes. You can view the full recipe here. To spice it up, I added some mustard powder, chili flakes, and garlic powder.
Glossy and Smooth Macaroni and Cheese
- 3 cups macaroni
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 10 oz cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 (12-oz) can evaporated milk
- Mustard powder to taste
- Chili flakes to taste
- Garlic powder to taste
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the macaroni according to package directions. Drain the pasta and return it back to the pot. Add the butter and stir until it’s melted into the pasta.
- Toss the shredded cheese with the cornstarch until it’s evenly coated. Add the cheese with the cornstarch and evaporated milk to the pasta and stir. Turn the heat up to warm the sauce while the cheese melts. Keep stirring until the sauce thickens. Season the sauce with the mustard powder, chili flakes, and garlic powder.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.