Old Fashioned Macaroni And Cheese

Old Fashioned Macaroni And Cheese


16 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions.

5 tablespoons butter, unsalted

¼ cup all-purpose flour

1 ¼ teaspoon ground mustard

2 cups milk, whole or 2%

1 ½ cups half and half cream

4 cups cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Breadcrumb filling:

½ cup panko breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons butter, unsalted and melted


Put the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

Add the flour to the melted butter and stir for 1 minute

Slowly add milk and half and half, ground mustard, salt and pepper, whisking as you add each

Remove from the heat and gradually add the grated cheese.

Keep stirring while you add the cheese

Drain and rinse the elbow macaroni and return to a baking dish

Carefully pour the cheese mixture over the macaroni

Stir to mix well

Mix the ingredients for the filling in a separate bowl and sprinkle over the macaroni and cheese

Cover the baking dish with foil

Bake at 350* for 40 to 45 minutes

Remove the foil from the pan and return to the oven to toast the top for a minute or two.

Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Nutrition Information:


Amount per serving: CALORIES: 281 | TOTAL FAT: 19g | SATURATED FATS: 11g | TRANS FAT: 0g | UNSATURATED FATS: 6 g | CHOLESTEROL: 55mg | SODIUM: 271mg | CARBOHYDRATES: 16g | FIBER: 1g | SUGAR: 3g | PROTEIN: 11g


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