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Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe

Looking for an easy Homemade Mac and Cheese recipe? Learn how to make Homemade Mac and Cheese using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sheryltut

Makes 10 servings



Mac & Cheese with optional cracker crumb topping

Recipe Ingredients for Homemade Mac and Cheese

16 oz Elbow Macaroni
4 cup Cheese
1 cup Parmesan, Grated Cheese
6 cup Milk, Lowfat, Fluid, 1% Milkfat
0.5 cup Butter
0.32 cup All Purpose Flour
4 tbsp Butter
3 serving Crackers
1 tsp Paprika
0.25 tsp Mustard

Recipe Directions for Homemade Mac and Cheese

  1. Cook macaroni according to pkg directions - drain.

  2. In saucepan, melt 1/2 C butter over medium heat. Stir in flour to make roux. Add milk slowly, stirring constantly. Add ground mustard and cheeses. Cook over low heat until cheese melts and sauce is a little thick (will still be soupy - don't worry it thickens in the oven). Put macaroni in xtra-large casserole (or use 1 large and 1 small), and pour sauce over macaroni. Stir well.

  3. Melt 4 Tbs butter over medium heat. Add Ritz cracker crumbs. Spread over macaroni and cheese to cover. Sprinkle with paprika.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 272.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
611
Calories from Fat
311
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
34.5g
53%
Saturated Fat
21.3g
107%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
189mg
63%
Sodium
646mg
27%
Potassium
241mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
49.0g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
9.8g
Protein
24.8g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 62% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
92% confidence
C-
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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