Recipes for cheese and pasta casseroles were recorded as early as the 14th century in Italy. The first modern recipe for macaroni and cheese comes from an English cookbook in the 18th century. Thomas Jefferson and his che are often credited with bringing macaroni and cheese to prominence in America after having dined on the dish in Paris.
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Here are a few additional tips:
- Choose at least one cheese that melts well, and one cheese for great flavor.
- To create a smooth cheese sauce, be sure to melt the cheese slowly.
- When cooking the pasta, undercook it by a minute or so before adding the cheese sauce and putting it in the oven, so it won't get too soft when the dish is baked.