Philly-Style Mac and Cheese Recipe
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Philly-Style Mac and Cheese Recipe

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My son loves macaroni and cheese, and I’m always looking for ways to sneak in some veggies. This version is a huge hit! —Jennifer Berry, Lexington, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded provolone cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) frozen Steak-umm sliced steaks, browned
  • 1/2 cup French-fried onions

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 635 calories, 41g fat (22g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 921mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein.


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk and broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Stir in the cheeses, garlic powder, steak seasoning and onion powder.
  3. Drain macaroni; add to sauce mixture. Stir in steak. Transfer to an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle fried onions over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Philly-Style Mac and Cheese in Simple & Delicious February/March 2012, p24

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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cjmccain User ID: 2934772 123912
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"My husband hates mac n' cheese, but he LOVED this! I was pleasantly surprised!"

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