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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!)
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 445 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 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


  1. Cooking penne until al dente, or slightly underdone. Drain and set aside.

  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat milk in a small saucepan. Keep warm, but do not let it simmer.
  3. 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.
  4. Add heavy cream and ½ cup of your swiss and ½ cup of parmesan cheese. Stir until cheese is completely melted.

  5. 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.
  6. Remove foil and continue baking until cheese is golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 284mg12%
Potassium 258mg7%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Calcium 383mg38%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.