Extra Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

9
Servings
20m
Prep Time
30m
Cook Time
50m
Ready In


"This is extra creamy, you can skip the oven baking and just serve from the pot. Prep time does not include cooking the macaroni"

Original recipe yields 9 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (218.1 g)
  • Calories 506.1
  • Total Fat - 22.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 64.8 mg
  • Sodium - 687.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 45.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 5.8 g
  • Protein - 30.1 g
  • Calcium - 792 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

Step 3

Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until only halfway cooked (the pasta will soften more in the oven) drain then rinse under very cold water, drain again; set aside.

Step 4

Melt 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Step 5

Add in minced garlic, onion powder, mustard powder and cayenne pepper; stir with a wooden spoon for about 3-4 minutes.

Step 6

Add in flour and stir for 1 minute.

Step 7

Slowly add cream and cook stirring constantly over medium until bubbly and thickened.

Step 8

Reduce heat to low and add in both cheeses; mix until melted and smooth.

Step 9

Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Step 10

Mix in the cooked pasta. Transfer to baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Step 11

Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven (bottom oven rack) for about 25-30 minutes or until hot an bubbly.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

Related

ForeverMama

Creamy is right! We really enjoyed this recipe, it's comfort food at it's best! I followed the recipe as stated and used shell pasta because that's what I had on hand. This is a do again. Thank you Kittencal for sharing. Made it for Pick Me tag game.

review by:
(11 Mar 2019)

Mikekey

Best mac n’ cheese I have had in years. Reminds me of the creamy mac n’ cheese they used to serve in my high school cafeteria 50+ years ago. I cut recipe in half easily and had enough for leftovers. I baked it in an 8-inch square pan.

review by:
(9 Feb 2019)

Junk Food Joanne

I have made this several times and each time it is loved by all who are here to eat it with us! Must try!

review by:
(27 Dec 2017)

JustMeMelMel

No kidding, I will never make boxed macaroni again after seeing how my family inhaled this mac n cheese! This is the best in taste, and the only one I will make from now on!

review by:
(7 Oct 2013)

LuLuJ

What a wonderful macaroni and cheese it is! It was so creamy and the cheeses tasted so delicious togrther. This is the one I will be making from here on out!

review by:
(25 Sep 2013)

Galley_Wench

Five stars isn't nearly enough! This is my new go-to recipe for Mac and Cheese . . .very tasty! Love the hint of heat! The only thing I did differently is add sliced Johnsonville smoked Italian sausage and topped it with a panko crumbs and parmesan cheese mixture.

review by:
(17 May 2013)