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 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.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. 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, 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

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"nice creamy recipe. Makes a lot of sauce. I increased the amount of pasta."

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Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"The very best mac and cheese recipe. Loved it."

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Reviewed Jul. 18, 2014

"This is one of my favorite recipes. I noticed a lot of complaints at the sauce, so here's what I've found. You can really half the sauce to the same amount of pasta OR you can add in some extras like broccoli or ham etc. I sometimes like the extra sauce so I will make an extra cup of macaroni to the regular sauce. I was really wanting this macaroni last night but didn't have any Velveeta. I used Monterey Jack cheese instead and it still turned out yummy."

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2014

"Instead of using the Velveeta cube (I don't like the way Velveeta taste) I substituted it with Cambell's cheese soup and it turned out great!"

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2014

"Was sooo cheesy. Wonderful, no more instant box macaroni and cheese."

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