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Company Mac and Cheese Recipe
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Company Mac and Cheese Recipe

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This is by far the creamiest, tastiest and most special macaroni and cheese I have ever tried. I'm not usually a fan of homemade macaroni and cheese, but when a friend served this, I had to have the recipe. Since it's so little fuss and well received, it's a terrific potluck dish. —Catherine Odgen, Middlegrove, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 453 calories, 30 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 623 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat; add cheeses, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Drain macaroni; add to cheese sauce and stir to coat.
  3. Transfer to a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish. Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs and parsley. Sprinkle over macaroni. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Company Mac and Cheese in Taste of Home June/July 1999, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 453 calories, 30 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 623 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

Reviews for Company Mac and Cheese

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"This is the absolute best Mac n cheese. For years I have been making Mac nd cheese with velveeta, butter and milk. It was good, but not great. I did tweak it by adding more pasta, and more sharp cheddar. I use penne pasta my kiddos love the burst of cheese in the middle. For those people that are experiencing mealy cheese. You have to melt the butter and roux the flour then slowly add the milk then add the cheeses. Thanks for this delicious recipe!!#"

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Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"good but needs a little something."

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"Good stuff! I was out of elbows the last time that I made it so I used shells. Turned out so good!!"

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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"Very creamy. Husband really liked it. I will definantly make this often."

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Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"This is the best macaroni and cheese recipe ever. The only one I've used for years now. It has a rich creamy sauce and taste great, you can aslo use white cheddar. It is what you'll judge all other mac and cheeses you try."

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