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Macaroni & Cheese Casserole

Classic mac n cheese in casserole form

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep 40 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Total 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Calories 936 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. elbow pasta
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (4 ounces)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 5 cups milk whole or 2%
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese (16 ounces)

For the Topping:

  • 15 Ritz crackers crushed
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package directions for al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour, then add the onion powder, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in the milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens and the mixture begins to boil. Add the cheese and stir until the cheese is melted. Add the cooked pasta and stir to coat the pasta.
  4. Pour the mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Mix together the crushed Ritz crackers and the melted butter until all of the crumbs are moistened, and then sprinkle over the top of the pasta mixture.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, until golden and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Macaroni & Cheese Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 936 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Fat 51g78%
Saturated Fat 31g194%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 649mg28%
Potassium 530mg15%
Carbohydrates 80g27%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1615IU32%
Calcium 805mg81%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.