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Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Lil' Luna
Baked Macaroni and Cheese - a delicious, cheesy meal perfect any night and one that the whole family will love (and devour in no time!)
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 445 kcal


  • 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
Keyword Baked Macaroni and Cheese
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