Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese

Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese This is America’s favorite comfort food–tender macaroni, rich and cheesy sauce and a crisp crumb topping.


Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 45 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr

    SERVING : 15

    YIELD : 15 servings

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook macaroni in large saucepan as directed on package for al dente pasta. Rinse under cold water; drain well.

  • Melt butter in same saucepan on medium heat. Sprinkle with flour and seasonings. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until well blended. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Stirring constantly, cook 3 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken. Stir in cheese until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Add macaroni; toss gently to coat. Pour into greased 13×9-inch baking dish. Mix panko and paprika; sprinkle evenly over top.

  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown on top. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Per Serving: 413 calories; protein 19.2g; carbohydrates 36.4g; fat 22.2g; cholesterol 64.9mg; sodium 550mg.