• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 1 hr 30 min
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  • Summary

    Skip a step when making mac and cheese by not precooking the pasta. Instead, mix the dried pasta with a thinner-than-usual b├ęchamel sauce, and it will bake perfectly in just 30 minutes.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 3 cups whole milk
    • 1 tablespoon kosher salt plus more
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper plus more
    • 1 pound elbow macaroni
    • 2 cups shredded cheddar, divided
    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
    • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 523 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 25 g 38.24%
    • Saturated Fat: 15 g 76.54%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 67 mg 22.26%
    • Sodium: 956 mg 39.85%
    • Calcium: 332 mg 33.15%
    • Potassium: 124 mg 3.54%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 10.53%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 58 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 9.4%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 18 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 16.21%
    • Vitamin C 2.49%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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