The BEST Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese
The BEST Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    The BEST Homemade Mac and Cheese of your LIFE. Outrageously cheesy, ultra creamy, and topped with a crunchy Panko-Parmesan topping, this mac and cheese recipe is most definitely a keeper. I used three different cheese and a homemade cheese sauce to take this macaroni and cheese recipe over the top. 

    Ingredients

    • 16 oz elbow macaroni, cooked ((or other tubular pasta))
    • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
    • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
    • 3 cups whole milk
    • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
    • 2 cups Gruyere cheese (shredded)
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 1/2 cups panko crumbs
    • 4 tbsp butter (melted)
    • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (shredded)
    • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika ((or regular paprika))

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 623 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 40 g 61.99%
    • Saturated Fat: 24 g 121.9%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 113 mg 37.61%
    • Sodium: 561 mg 23.36%
    • Calcium: 598 mg 59.81%
    • Potassium: 112 mg 3.2%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 9.27%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 43 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 14.9%
    • Sugar: 5 g
    • Protein: 24 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 25.68%
    • Vitamin C 0.2%
    • Vitamin D 4.23%
    • * 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 - Fat7
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy2 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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