Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese

Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese

"This is America's favorite comfort food--tender macaroni, rich and cheesy sauce and a crisp crumb topping."
Saved
Save
I Made It Rate it Share Print
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

1 h servings 413 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!
Original recipe yields 15 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 413 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 22.2 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.4g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 19.2 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 550 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

See full nutrition

Nutritional Information

1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

On Sale

What's on sale near you.

or

Sort stores by

These nearby stores have ingredients on sale!
Find the closest stores
(uses your location)



May we suggest

ADVERTISEMENT

Directions

Print
  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook macaroni in large saucepan as directed on package for al dente pasta. Rinse under cold water; drain well.
  2. Melt butter in same saucepan on medium heat. Sprinkle with flour and seasonings. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until well blended. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Stirring constantly, cook 3 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken. Stir in cheese until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Add macaroni; toss gently to coat. Pour into greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Mix panko and paprika; sprinkle evenly over top.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown on top. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Reviews

Read all reviews 48
  1. 59 Ratings

  2.  
  3.  
  4.  
  5.  
  6.  
Most helpful positive review

This was a great creamy plain old fashioned macaroni and cheese. The first time I made it I used whipping cream and sour cream in place of all the milk. Wow... creamy, comforting and fattening...

Most helpful critical review

Too much flour! The texture was PASTY!! Otherwise, a good recipe. Next time I will use less flour & really didn't need that much black pepper either. Especially when feeding this to little kids.

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

This was a great creamy plain old fashioned macaroni and cheese. The first time I made it I used whipping cream and sour cream in place of all the milk. Wow... creamy, comforting and fattening...

I made this for the family, and they lost their minds! The only changes I made were that I used 2 cups of sharp white cheddar, 2 cups of mild cheddar, and 2 cups of Gouda cheese. I also used wh...

Too much flour! The texture was PASTY!! Otherwise, a good recipe. Next time I will use less flour & really didn't need that much black pepper either. Especially when feeding this to little kids.

made this for x mas dinner it was a hit!

This recipe is fantastic. I don't change it one bit, it tastes like old fashioned mac and cheese.

My family loves this recipe. I did change the amount of cheese. I use four cups of cheddar and one cup of mozzarella. It is not runny at all. My kids can't get enough.

This mac & cheese was Delicious! Starting with a rue makes for a creamy sauce. I used the suggested 1 & 1/2 cups of panko on top. Next time, I will reduce the amount to 1 cup. I took a pole of m...

Very similar to the recipe I have been making or years. The only difference is I use white paper instead of black and mixture of different cheeses. A pinch of nut mage doesn't hurt either in it.

I am not a mac and cheese fan but this is so much better than the boxed junk - kids and hubby loved it.