Emeril's Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Emeril's Mac and Cheese
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 2-quart baking dish with 1 tablespoon of the butter and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse under cold running water. Drain well.
  3. Melt the remaining 5 tablespoons butter in a heavy 3-quart saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Add the flour, and stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, being careful not to let the flour brown.
  5. Using a whisk, add the milk in a steady stream and cook, whisking constantly, until thick and smooth, 4 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  6. Add the salt, pepper, cayenne, and 2 cups of the cheese, and stir well. Add the noodles and stir well. Pour into the prepared dish.
  7. In a mixing bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese with the bread crumbs and Essence. Sprinkle evenly over the macaroni and bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 25 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 334.41 Kcal (1400 kJ)
Calories from fat 147.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.42g 25%
Cholesterol 47.06mg 16%
Sodium 559.92mg 23%
Potassium 237.84mg 5%
Total Carbs 33.25g 11%
Sugars 5.96g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Protein 12.76g 26%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 280.4mg 28%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 189.86 Kcal (795 kJ)
Calories from fat 83.92 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.32g 25%
Cholesterol 26.72mg 16%
Sodium 317.89mg 23%
Potassium 135.03mg 5%
Total Carbs 18.88g 11%
Sugars 3.38g 24%
Dietary Fiber 0.68g 5%
Protein 7.24g 26%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 0.7mg 7%
Calcium 159.2mg 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

  • 7.8
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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