Baked Mac n’ Cheese

Nothing can you make you feel cozier than a big bowl of warm and creamy mac n’ cheese. I’ve had my eye out for a great homemade baked mac n’ cheese recipe for awhile now and I finally found one that I wanted to give a shot.

My review of the recipe is that it was extremely tasty – I loved it.


Baked Mac and Cheese
(Source: Amber of Amber’s Delectable Delights)

8 oz. elbow macaroni
4 Tbsp. butter, divided
2 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dry mustard (I omitted this because I didn’t have any)
2 cups milk
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup swiss cheese, divided
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1) Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.

2) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

3) Melt 2 T. butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and salt and stir until mixture is smooth. Stir in dry mustard. Add milk gradually, stirring constantly.

4) Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes.

5) Stir in 1/4 cup of the cheddar, 1/4 cup of the mozzarella, and 1/4 cup of the swiss. Mix cheese sauce and macaroni in a large bowl. Spoon into a 9 x 7 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar, mozzarella and swiss.

6) Melt remaining butter in saucepan over medium heat. Combine bread crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl and mix well. Sprinkle on top of the cheese. Bake until hot and bubbly, about 15 minutes.

Baked Mac and Cheese

Servings 4 servings
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Total 35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Michelle

A classic recipe for a family favorite

Ingredients:

  • 8
    oz.
    elbow macaroni
  • 4
    Tbsp.
    butter
    (divided)
  • 2
    Tbsp.
    flour
  • 1/2
    tsp.
    salt
  • 1/2
    tsp.
    dry mustard
    (I omitted this because I didn't have any)
  • 2
    cups
    milk
  • 1/2
    cup
    cheddar cheese
    (divided)
  • 1/2
    cup
    mozzarella cheese
    (divided)
  • 1/2
    cup
    swiss cheese
    (divided)
  • 1/2
    cup
    seasoned bread crumbs

Directions:

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Melt 2 T. butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and salt and stir until mixture is smooth. Stir in dry mustard. Add milk gradually, stirring constantly.
  4. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in 1/4 cup of the cheddar, 1/4 cup of the mozzarella, and 1/4 cup of the swiss. Mix cheese sauce and macaroni in a large bowl. Spoon into a 9 x 7 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar, mozzarella and swiss.
  6. Melt remaining butter in saucepan over medium heat. Combine bread crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl and mix well. Sprinkle on top of the cheese. Bake until hot and bubbly, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition:

Calories: 628kcal
Fat: 29g
Saturated fat: 17g
Cholesterol: 82mg
Sodium: 802mg
Potassium: 357mg
Carbohydrates: 65g
Fiber: 2g
Sugar: 9g
Protein: 24g
Vitamin A: 945%
Vitamin C: 0.4%
Calcium: 460%
Iron: 2%

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