Martha Stewart's Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Submitted by keelia102

Makes 12 servings



Bechemel based sauce - not good for you, but made slightly better with less cheese and 1% milk.

Recipe Ingredients for Martha Stewart's Mac and Cheese

1 cup breadcrumbs
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
5 1/2 cups 1% milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups grated cheddar
16 oz fresh mozzarella
1 1/2 cups grated parmasean
1 pound elbow macaroni

Recipe Directions for Martha Stewart's Mac and Cheese

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 3-quart casserole dish; set aside. Place bread pieces in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Pour butter into the bowl with bread, and toss. Set the breadcrumbs aside. In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, heat milk. Melt remaining 6 tablespoons butter in a high-sided skillet over medium heat. When butter bubbles, add flour. Cook, stirring, 1 minute.

  2. Slowly pour hot milk into flour-butter mixture while whisking. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the mixture bubbles and becomes thick.

  3. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in salt, nutmeg, black pepper, cayenne pepper, 3 cups cheddar, and 1 1/2 cups Gruyere or 1 cup pecorino Romano. Set cheese sauce aside.

  4. Fill a large saucepan with water. Bring to a boil. Add macaroni; cook 2 to 3 fewer minutes than manufacturer's directions, until outside of pasta is cooked and inside is underdone. (Different brands of macaroni cook at different rates; be sure to read the instructions.) Transfer the macaroni to a colander, rinse under cold running water, and drain well. Stir macaroni into the reserved cheese sauce.

  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining 1 1/2 cups cheddar and 1/2 cup Gruyere or 1/4 cup pecorino Romano; scatter breadcrumbs over the top. Bake until browned on top, about 30 minutes. Transfer dish to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes; serve.

Categories

Cheese, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 241.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
461
Calories from Fat
171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.0g
29%
Saturated Fat
10.9g
54%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Sodium
886mg
37%
Potassium
307mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
45.2g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
7.6g
Protein
28.0g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 49% Iron 12%
* 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
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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