Mac & Cheese, Please!

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Mac & Cheese, Please
Serves 12
The creamiest, easiest mac and cheese you will ever make. This recipe serves as a base. Feel free to tweak it and change it up as you so desire!
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545 calories
49 g
77 g
28 g
24 g
17 g
201 g
652 g
7 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
201g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 545
Calories from Fat 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g
43%
Saturated Fat 17g
85%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 77mg
26%
Sodium 652mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates 49g
16%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 7g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A
18%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
57%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 5 Tbs butter for the sauce
  2. 5 Tbs flour
  3. 4 cups milk
  4. 3 cups grated cheese (see notes)
  5. 1 box (1 lb or 1 quart) elbow macaroni
Topping Ingredients
  1. 2 cups bread crumbs
  2. 1/2 - 1 stick butter
  3. herbs and Parmesan cheese to taste
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter on the stove. Add the flour and whisk for 30-60 seconds. Slowly whisk in the milk. Bring to a boil then immediately down to a simmer. Add 1 cup of water if it's too thick. Add the grated cheese and whisk until creamy (tends to clump more if you don't grate your own fresh).
  2. Pour over cooked, drained macaroni (just follow the directions on the box). Mix with a spoon, then put it all in a 9x14 casserole dish or whatever fits. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
Directions for crumb topping
  1. Melt the butter in a pot, mix in the herbs and parm, then mix in the bread crumbs
Notes
  1. Just cheddar is good, but so is substituting a cup of colby jack or pepperjack. Play around with it.
Adapted from Naida Robinson
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calories
545
fat
28g
protein
24g
carbs
49g
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Adapted from Naida Robinson
The Kneady Homesteader http://thekneadyhomesteader.com/

4 thoughts on “Mac & Cheese, Please!

  1. Were you peeking in my window? (you’re awesome like that) Seriously, this was on my to do list today: find a good mac n cheese recipe. Thank you so much, I can’t wait to try it.

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