4.67 from 3 votes
Review Recipe

Baked Mac and Cheese

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Macaroni noodles are tossed in a creamy, cheesy sauce, topped with a buttery crumb mixture, and baked until hot and bubbly.
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  • 16 oz dry macaroni
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt or to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 cup gruyere cheese swiss cheese or mozzarella
  • 3/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese divided
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon parsley

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Combine Panko bread crumbs, melted butter and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.  Set aside.

  3. Cook macaroni al dente according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water and set aside.

  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and onion powder and cook 2 minutes.
  5. Whisk in milk, cream and seasonings over medium heat. Continue to stir until mixture thickens. Let boil 1 minute while stirring.

  6. Remove from heat and add cheddar cheese, gruyere cheese and remaining 1/2 cup parmesan cheese. Whisk until melted.

  7. Stir in macaroni and pour into a 9x13 pan.
  8. Top with crumb mixture and bake 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and topping is browned. Do not overcook.

Recipe Notes

Do not over cook. Cool 10-15 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 650, Fat: 34g, Saturated Fat: 20g, Cholesterol: 100mg, Sodium: 630mg, Potassium: 332mg, Carbohydrates: 57g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 28g, Vitamin A: 1135%, Calcium: 634%, Iron: 1.7%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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