Company Mac and Cheese Recipe

4.5 84 108
Company Mac and Cheese Recipe
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Company Mac and Cheese Recipe

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4.5 84 108
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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
MAKES:
6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

Directions

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.
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.
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 cup: 453 calories, 30g fat (19g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 623mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein.

  • 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
  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

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268511
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2017

"This mac and cheese is soo creamy and good. Perfect comfort food!!"

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Bozmac User ID: 8598808 264789
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2017

"It was very creamy but bland. I added garlic salt and extra cheddar to help give it more flavour. Next time I will add Old or Sharp cheddar and cut back on the cream cheese."

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venky User ID: 6759401 260859
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2017

"Loved it!! Very tastey."

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sstetzel User ID: 158954 260726
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2017

"This is one of my favorite macaroni & cheese recipes, always so creamy."

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gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 260723
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2017

"Great dinner for any day of the week! Love this mac and cheese!"

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gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 260722
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2017

"This is the only macaroni and cheese recipe you'll ever need! A hit for dinner, any night of the week."

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germanycook User ID: 6411056 258026
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2016

"I had never bothered to make homemade mac & cheese before, and am really glad I made this! It is awesome! Super creamy. At first I thought there was too much sauce for the noodles but that's what makes it creamy and rich. Added lots of bacon to make it a main dish."

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DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 256977
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2016

"5 stars for taste and texture! I did not top with breadcrumbs and bake because we don't care for our mac and cheese like this. It was too creamy, but again this could be in part because I did not bake. I already did use about 1/2 cup extra macaroni as I anticipated this. I will make it again with additional pasta. It was very easy, yet creamy and delicious."

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murrworm88 User ID: 1697209 255464
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2016

"This is my splurge....the creamiest mac & cheese I've ever had! Can't get enough"

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angmclanc User ID: 3282588 254374
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2016

"My favorite mac and cheese recipe. Cream cheese and cheddar. Yum"

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