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Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese

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There’s nothing not to love about macaroni and cheese. Baked creamy, cheesy macaroni with an amazing crispy panko topping are always a comforting dish perfect for lunch or dinner. A family favorite dish every time.
Servings 6 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 9 oz (250g) elbow macaroni
  • 4 tbsp (56g) butter
  • 3 tbsp (24g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (480ml) milk
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) salt
  • freshy ground black pepper
  • garlic powder , optional
  • 1 ½ cups (150g) Cheddar cheese , grated
  • 1/2 cup (50g) Parmesan cheese , grated
  • 1/2 cup (50g) Mozzarella cheese , grated

Topping

  • 1 tbsp (14g) butter , melted
  • 1/2 cup (30g) panko breadcrumbs
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F (190C).
  • Cook the pasta in salted water with 1 minute less than package instructions.
  • While the pasta cooks, in a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the flour and stir until smooth and cook for about 1 minute, until bubbling. Gradually stir in milk, until mixture is smooth.  Add salt, pepper and garlic powder if used and stir constantly until the sauce boils and begins to thicken.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in cheeses. Add drained pasta into the sauce and stir to coat.
  • In a small bowl combine panko bread crumbs with 1 tbsp of melted butter and spread on top of the macaroni.
  • Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes until browned and bubbly.
  • Serve immediately.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 467kcalCarbohydrates: 45.9gProtein: 19.5gFat: 22.9gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 66mgSugar: 5.5g
Calories: 467kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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