Light and Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Bake

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Halcomb: "Everyone liked the dish. Because of a slightly la…" Read More
8Ingredients
530Calories
40Minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 cups macaroni (cooked, about 8 ounces uncooked)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour (all-purpose)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 cups milk (or light cream)
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (or more)
  • paprika (Optional:)
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NutritionView more

530Calories
Sodium13%DV310mg
Fat25%DV16g
Protein39%DV20g
Carbs25%DV76g
Fiber12%DV3g

PER SERVING *

Calories530Calories from Fat140
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat16g25%
Saturated Fat9g45%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol45mg15%
Sodium310mg13%
Potassium440mg13%
Protein20g39%
Calories from Fat140
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate76g25%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Sugars8g16%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(2)

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Halcomb 31 Jan 2017
Everyone liked the dish. Because of a slightly larger crowd, I used 12oz of penne, and 2oz each of shredded sharp cheddar and shredded monterey jack/colby jack cheeses. I even screwed up and used a 1/2 tsp of black pepper instead of an 1/8th, and got complements on the "slight" pepper taste. Huh. I also cut the cream (half-n-half) to 1 cup to make the dish slightly "drier" , to make it easier to dish. Just have to watch (and stir) the cream base a bit more before adding the cheeses. Definitely on my rotation for gathering dishes!
Pam-est-la 22 Jun 2016
Great! My kids are obsessed with this recipe. Creamy and delicious sharp cheddar and a little less mustard is how they like it