Alton Brown's Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Alton Brown's Baked Macaroni and Cheese
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and mustard and keep it moving for about five minutes making sure it's free of lumps.
  3. Stir in the milk, onion, bay leaf, and paprika. Simmer for ten minutes and remove the bay leaf.
  4. Temper in the egg. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.
  6. For the topping, melt the butter in a sauté pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and rest for five minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 360.57 Kcal (1510 kJ)
Calories from fat 166.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.5g 28%
Cholesterol 69.67mg 23%
Sodium 637.02mg 27%
Potassium 237.79mg 5%
Total Carbs 35.32g 12%
Sugars 5.48g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1.75g 7%
Protein 13.95g 28%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 18%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 281.3mg 28%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 161.79 Kcal (677 kJ)
Calories from fat 74.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.3g 28%
Cholesterol 31.26mg 23%
Sodium 285.84mg 27%
Potassium 106.7mg 5%
Total Carbs 15.85g 12%
Sugars 2.46g 22%
Dietary Fiber 0.79g 7%
Protein 6.26g 28%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 18%
Iron 0.7mg 9%
Calcium 126.2mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.4
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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