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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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This is the ultimate mac-and-cheese. It's creamy, thick and very rich, and it holds the wonderful cheddar flavor. Once you taste it, you will be hooked. —Cindy Hartley, Chesapeake, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 653 calories, 46 g fat (30 g saturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 1,141 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Reduce heat; stir in the sour cream, process cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, mustard and pepper until smooth and cheese is melted.
  3. Drain macaroni; toss with cheddar cheese. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Stir in cream sauce.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Macaroni and Cheese in Simple & Delicious March/April 2007, p44

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 653 calories, 46 g fat (30 g saturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 1,141 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Reviews for Creamy Macaroni and Cheese(98)

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

To floury...

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

Hands down the BEST Mac&Cheese recipe!!! The entire family LOVED it!!! It is very creamy and smooth! Instead of Velveeta cheese I used Medium Cheddar and I doubled the amount of Parmesan cheese. I also used heavy cream instead of milk. You only need about 1 cup of heavy whipping cream.

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

Thumbs up because my mama taught me not to talk with my mouthful? NOM NOM NOM! Came out perfect, and I doubled the recipe. This recipe is a winner!

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

Great recipe. I like my mac and cheese creamy like this. I added some panko to to the top for a little crunch.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

My kids liked this, but my wife and I thought it was gross. Too rich and creamy for my liking. It was also too pastey. I tend to like my mac and cheese a little milkier than this and not nearly as thick. Sorry, but I won't be making it again.

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