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Yummy Mac and Cheese

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 4

This dish is delish -- and nothing like the stuff in the box. Easy creamy cheese sauce binds macaroni noodles, and it's all topped with buttered breadcrumbs and baked until it's bubbly. Yum. (recipe doubles easily) MORE + LESS -

TBSP Susan
April 24, 2015

Ingredients

2
cups dry macaroni
4
tablespoons butter
1/4
cup flour
1/2
teaspoon dry mustard
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon white pepper
1/2
teaspoon soy sauce
2
cups milk
3
cups sharp cheddar, finely shredded
1/2
cup dry bread crumbs
2
tablespoons butter, melted

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375° F. Cover bottom and sides of 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large pan, cook macaroni as directed. Drain and set aside.
  • 3
    In saucepan, melt 4 Tbsp butter, and blend in flour and seasonings. Bring to a boil (it will be dry). Add milk and cook until sauce is smooth and thickened, stirring constantly. Add the cheese, stirring until smooth.
  • 4
    In large bowl, combine cheese sauce and cooked macaroni, mixing gently to coat noodles. Place mixture into casserole dish.
  • 5
    Mix melted 2 Tbsp of butter and 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs until well combined. Sprinkle over top of noodles. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until sauce is bubbly.

Expert Tips

  • Add chicken, ham or Italian sausage if desired. Add a dash or two of red pepper sauce, or 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, for a bit more of a kick.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
920
Calories from Fat
460
% Daily Value
Total Fat
51g
78%
Saturated Fat
29g
147%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
140mg
47%
Sodium
1720mg
72%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
78g
26%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
8g
Protein
37g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
80%
80%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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