Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Baked Macaroni and Cheese - a delicious, cheesy meal perfect any night and one that the whole family will love (and devour in no time!)
- 3/4 lb penne
- 3 cups whole milk
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup shredded parmesan
- 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- 2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
- Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Cooking penne until al dente, or slightly underdone. Drain and set aside.
While the pasta is cooking, heat milk in a small saucepan. Keep warm, but do not let it simmer.
In a separate saucepan, melt your butter. Add flour to melted butter and stir 1-2 minutes, until butter-flour mixture is golden. Slowly whisk in your warm milk. Add nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium heat, whisking often, until thickened - about 10 min. Remove from heat.
Add heavy cream and ½ cup of your swiss and ½ cup of parmesan cheese. Stir until cheese is completely melted.
Combine pasta with cheese sauce. Pour into a large buttered baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and Parmesan. Cover dish with foil. Bake at 400 for 10 -15 minutes.
Remove foil and continue baking until cheese is golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
Calories: 445kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 18gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 284mgPotassium: 258mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 775IUCalcium: 383mgIron: 1mg