Charmie's Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Charmie's Baked Macaroni and Cheese
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  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. In a small skillet melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese and saute for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large pot or dutch oven, melt remaining 4 tablespoons of butter. Add flour, salt, mustard and pepper whisking together for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Turn heat off and very slowly whisk in milk, and then hot sauce (if using).
  5. Turn heat back on to medium and cook, whisking frequently, until thick and the sauce coats the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and whisk in cheddar and jack cheeses (reserving a small amount).
  7. Add the cooked pasta (this is why you need a large pot) and stir to combine.
  8. Pour into a greased 13x9 pan. Top with remaining grated cheese and then with reserved bread crumb topping.
  9. Bake at 375º for 25 to 30 minutes.
  10. If you want it extra crunchy, run under broiler for just a few minutes.
  11. Let set for 10 minutes or so before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 637.55 Kcal (2669 kJ)
Calories from fat 366.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40.76g 63%
Cholesterol 134.44mg 45%
Sodium 1473.32mg 61%
Potassium 360.65mg 8%
Total Carbs 33.71g 11%
Sugars 8.77g 35%
Dietary Fiber 1.16g 5%
Protein 32.63g 65%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 23%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 947.2mg 95%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 186.72 Kcal (782 kJ)
Calories from fat 107.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.94g 63%
Cholesterol 39.37mg 45%
Sodium 431.49mg 61%
Potassium 105.62mg 8%
Total Carbs 9.87g 11%
Sugars 2.57g 35%
Dietary Fiber 0.34g 5%
Protein 9.56g 65%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 23%
Iron 0.5mg 9%
Calcium 277.4mg 95%

* 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

  • 15.9
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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