Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe
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Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

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"Even people who have had their own macaroni and cheese recipe for years ask for mine when they taste this crumb-topped version," writes Schelby Thompson of Dover, Delaware. Tip: "Make it with extra-sharp white cheddar cheese for more flavor," Schelby recommends.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4-1/2 cups milk
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 638 calories, 39 g fat (26 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 1113 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, saute the onion in 1/2 cup butter. Add the flour; whisk until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened. Stir in the cheese, mustard, salt and pepper until smooth.
  2. Drain macaroni and add to sauce; stir until coated. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Melt the remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Baked Mac and Cheese in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p61

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.


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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2016

"I have been looking for a great tasting mac and cheese recipe for a long time. This one surpasses all I have tried. I would definitely make it again. My husband loved it as well."

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

"I made this using gluten-free ingredients (noodles, flour, etc.) and it was amazing!!! Definitely a "bake and take" for church functions!! I love it."

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Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"My husband and I both really loved this recipe! I cut it in half and added Velveeta cheese in as well. Next time I may even add leftover ham in too."

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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"Made this for a potluck, and I thought it tasted great, except for the onions. I would use about half the amount of onions next time."

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"Made this yesterday for thanksgiving. The only things I changed were that I added 2 cups of elbow noodles and 1 extra cup of cheese. It turned out AMAZING!! everyone loved it. It will definately be on the list for holiday side dishes from now on :)"

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