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:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

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

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 638 calories, 39g fat (26g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 1113mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook macaroni according to package directions for al dente; drain.
  2. In a saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter over medium heat; saute onion until tender. Stir in flour until blended; gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened. Add cheese and seasonings, stirring until cheese is melted. Stir in macaroni. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  3. In a microwave, melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 30-35 minutes. Yield: 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 Jun. 16, 2016

"This was good, but it seemed like something was missing from the topping (though I did use gluten-free bread crumbs). If I make again, I would use seasoned bread crumbs."

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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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