The Ultimate Macaroni, Cheese and Peas Recipe - Allrecipes.com
The Ultimate Macaroni, Cheese and Peas Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

The Ultimate Macaroni, Cheese and Peas

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"Three kinds of cheese plus sweet peas make this mac and cheese a delicious one-dish weeknight dinner."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    50 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Cover and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, for cheese sauce, melt the 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat in a medium saucepan. Stir in flour, mustard, salt and pepper until combined. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until thick and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 more minutes. Remove saucepan from heat.
  3. Add cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, stirring until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Stir cheese sauce and canned peas into the cooked macaroni. Heat through. Pour into a greased 2-quart baking dish.
  4. Combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and the 2 teaspoons melted butter in a small bowl. Sprinkle over macaroni. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 09, 2013

Used frozen peas instead. Added Gruyere, too. Great stuff!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 21, 2014

The peas were just too much and made the entire dish taste like them. If I try this one again, I'll half the peas and use frozen--not canned.

 
Nov 10, 2013

YUM! The whole family loved it; I didn't change a thing...perfect the way it is. THANKS!

 
Sep 12, 2013

Delicious made it as directed

 
Feb 01, 2014

Needs a bit more flavour, easy to make. Add some garlic powder, salt and pepper

 
Nov 08, 2014

We made as directed, only using frozen peas instead of canned and adding some leftover prosciutto we had in the fridge. We enjoyed the mac and cheese because we aren't HUGE cheese fans and found that the final product wasn't overly gooey and meltey, but we still got the cheese flavor and texture. Definitely needed some extra salt though, which the prosciutto helped with.

 
Oct 01, 2014

It turned out great, the only thing I added was tomatoes on top.

 
Jul 14, 2014

The is a winner! I haven't found a macaroni and cheese that I liked until now. I did change it up due to what I had on hand. I added swiss cheese (half swiss and half mozzarella) in addition to the cheddar, cayenne pepper and smoked paprika (due to adding the ham). That's it and it was delicious!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 476 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54.8 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 7.2 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 26.4 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 997 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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