Our Favorite Macaroni and Cheese
Our Favorite Macaroni and Cheese
  • prep: 40 min
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 1 hr 40 min
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  • Summary

    Creamy, cheesy macaroni with a light, crunchy topping: This is the macaroni and cheese that dreams are made of. A hit of ground mustard brings an unexpected kick to this guaranteed crowd pleaser.

    Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
    • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
    • 2 ounces finely grated Parmesan (about 1/2 cup)
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more
    • 1 pound dried elbow macaroni
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
    • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 4 cups whole milk
    • 3/4 cup heavy cream
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons mustard powder
    • 16 ounces coarsely grated extra-sharp cheddar (about 6 cups)
    • 2 ounces grated Parmesan (about 1/2 cup)
    • 9- by 13-inch baking dish

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 428 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 17 g 26.44%
    • Saturated Fat: 8 g 41.49%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 27 mg 8.98%
    • Sodium: 621 mg 25.88%
    • Calcium: 121 mg 12.09%
    • Potassium: 103 mg 2.94%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 6.45%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 57 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 6.86%
    • Sugar: 9 g
    • Protein: 11 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 5.75%
    • Vitamin C 0.57%
    • Vitamin D 2.36%
    • * 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 - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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