Baked Macaroni and Cheese - a delicious, cheesy meal perfect any night and one that the whole family will love (and devour in no time!)
1cupshredded Swiss cheese
2tbspfreshly 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.
Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.