Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese

Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese

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"This is America's favorite comfort food--tender macaroni, rich and cheesy sauce and a crisp crumb topping."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 413 cals
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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

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  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.

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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...

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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.

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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!

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

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.

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...

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