The Best Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe

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The Best Homemade Mac and Cheese
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Boil the elbow noodles until cooked, drain and pour into a greased (I use cooking spray) 9x9 casserole dish.
  3. Cut 3/4 of the bar of 16 oz. sharp cheddar cheese in to small cubes, do the same with the mild cheddar.
  4. In a 2 quart saucepan melt the butter.
  5. With a fork mix in flour until it looks like a paste.
  6. Stir in the milk, and cook until warm (not boiling).
  7. Once warm add in cheese and continue cooking until cheese is melted stirring continuously with a fork (if you don't stir continuously cheese will burn to bottom of pan).
  8. Once cheese is melted, pour over the noodles; use a fork to move the noodles around to get the cheese mixture to the bottom.
  9. Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes, or until you see some brown on top.
  10. Let it sit out for about 15 minute before eating.
  11. I usually start making the cheese mixture about 5 minute before the noodles are done, it goes a little faster. You just don't want to cook the cheese mixture first because it can't sit in the pan.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 500.78 Kcal (2097 kJ)
Calories from fat 280.28 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31.14g 48%
Cholesterol 97.31mg 32%
Sodium 605.04mg 25%
Potassium 220.11mg 5%
Total Carbs 28.47g 9%
Sugars 4.48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1.11g 4%
Protein 26.85g 54%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 20%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 689.5mg 69%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 238.01 Kcal (997 kJ)
Calories from fat 133.21 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.8g 48%
Cholesterol 46.25mg 32%
Sodium 287.57mg 25%
Potassium 104.62mg 5%
Total Carbs 13.53g 9%
Sugars 2.13g 18%
Dietary Fiber 0.53g 4%
Protein 12.76g 54%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 20%
Iron 0.7mg 9%
Calcium 327.7mg 69%

* 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

  • 12.4
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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