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Mac and Cheese Recipe

The cheesiest, CREAMIEST homemade mac n cheese you'll ever make! Macaroni pasta covered in sharp cheddar cheese, melted into a warm cream sauce, and topped with a perfect panko crust. The whole family will definitely approve!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 666 kcal
Author Kellyn Carpenter

Ingredients

  • 1 lb elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 4 c. milk
  • 6 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 TB garlic salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 TB butter
  • 1/2 c. panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta according to package directions. In large saucepan, melt 1/2 c butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic salt and pepper to taste. Slowly pour in 4 cups milk, whisking until smooth. Heat to a low boil until thickened. Remove from heat.

  2. Add hot pasta to a greased 9x13" baking dish. Sprinkle 6 cups shredded cheese over pasta. Pour the thickened cream sauce over the pasta and cheese. Let sit until the cheese has melted and stir together.

  3. Melt 2 TB butter over medium heat. Add in bread crumbs, stirring constantly until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Pour over the mac and cheese.

  4. Bake at 325 for 14-15 minutes. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Facts
Mac and Cheese Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 666 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 1801mg78%
Potassium 355mg10%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 815IU16%
Calcium 732mg73%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.