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Best Baked Macaroni and Cheese

 
One serving costs about $1.76

$1.76 per serving

80 people like this recipe

80 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

12 side dish,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner American
spoonacular Score:65%

Spoonacular Score: 65%

 

Best Baked Macaroni and Cheese might be just the American recipe you are searching for. This recipe serves 12. This main course has 579 calories, 26g of protein, and 33g of fat per serving. For $1.76 per serving, this recipe covers 19% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It is brought to you by Foodista. 80 people found this recipe to be yummy and satisfying. Head to the store and pick up kosher salt, bread, elbow macaroni, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 61%, this dish is solid. Users who liked this recipe also liked Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Baked Macaroni and Cheese, and Baked Macaroni and Cheese.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps black pepper
black pepper
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps cayenne pepper
cayenne pepper
1 pound
1 pound elbow macaroni
elbow macaroni
0.5 cup
0.5 cup flour
flour
8 ounces
8 ounces gruyere
gruyere
2 tsps
2 tsps kosher salt
kosher salt
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps nutmeg
nutmeg
8 Tbsps
8 Tbsps unsalted butter
unsalted butter
6 slice
6 slice white bread
white bread
6 slice
6 slice white bread
white bread
18 ounces
18 ounces white cheddar cheese
white cheddar cheese
5.5 cups
5.5 cups whole milk
whole milk
0.25 tsps black pepper
0.25 tsps
black pepper
0.25 tsps cayenne pepper
0.25 tsps
cayenne pepper
1 pound elbow macaroni
1 pound
elbow macaroni
0.5 cup flour
0.5 cup
flour
8 ounces gruyere
8 ounces
gruyere
2 tsps kosher salt
2 tsps
kosher salt
0.25 tsps nutmeg
0.25 tsps
nutmeg
8 Tbsps unsalted butter
8 Tbsps
unsalted butter
6 slice white bread
6 slice
white bread
6 slice white bread
6 slice
white bread
18 ounces white cheddar cheese
18 ounces
white cheddar cheese
5.5 cups whole milk
5.5 cups
whole milk

Equipment

casserole dish
casserole dish
whisk
whisk
wire rack
wire rack
oven
oven
colander
colander
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
casserole dish
casserole dish
whisk
whisk
wire rack
wire rack
oven
oven
colander
colander
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl


Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 3-quart casserole dish; set aside. Place bread pieces in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Pour butter into the bowl with bread, and toss. Set the breadcrumbs aside. In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, heat milk. Melt remaining 6 tablespoons butter in a high-sided skillet over medium heat. When butter bubbles, add flour. Cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  2. Slowly pour hot milk into flour-butter mixture while whisking. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the mixture bubbles and becomes thick.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in salt, nutmeg, black pepper, cayenne pepper, 3 cups cheddar, and 1 1/2 cups Gruyere. Set cheese sauce aside.
  4. Fill a large saucepan with water. Bring to a boil. Add macaroni; cook 2 to 3 fewer minutes than manufacturers directions, until outside of pasta is cooked and inside is underdone. (Different brands of macaroni cook at different rates; be sure to read the instructions.) Transfer the macaroni to a colander, rinse under cold running water, and drain well. Stir macaroni into the reserved cheese sauce.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining 1 1/2 cups cheddar and 1/2 cup Gruyere; scatter breadcrumbs over the top. Bake until browned on top, about 30 minutes. Transfer dish to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes; serve.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.95
Ingredient
¼ teaspoons black pepper
¼ teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 pound elbow macaroni
½ cups flour
8 ounces gruyere
2 teaspoons kosher salt
¼ teaspoons nutmeg
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 slices white bread
6 slices white bread
18 ounces white cheddar cheese
5.5 cups whole milk
Price
$0.01
$0.06
$0.97
$0.08
$8.10
$0.01
$0.04
$0.96
$0.54
$2.28
$8.57
$1.82
$23.43

Nutritional Information

Quickview
612 Calories
27g Protein
33g Total Fat
50g Carbs
9% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
612k
31%

Fat
33g
51%

  Saturated Fat
18g
118%

Carbohydrates
50g
17%

  Sugar
7g
9%

Cholesterol
96mg
32%

Sodium
965mg
42%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
27g
54%

Calcium
693mg
69%

Selenium
48µg
69%

Phosphorus
529mg
53%

Vitamin B2
0.51mg
30%

Manganese
0.55mg
28%

Zinc
3mg
24%

Vitamin B12
1µg
23%

Vitamin A
1037IU
21%

Vitamin B1
0.29mg
19%

Magnesium
60mg
15%

Folate
55µg
14%

Vitamin D
1µg
12%

Vitamin B3
2mg
12%

Vitamin B5
1mg
10%

Potassium
338mg
10%

Vitamin B6
0.19mg
10%

Iron
1mg
9%

Copper
0.17mg
9%

Fiber
1g
8%

Vitamin E
0.76mg
5%

Vitamin K
2µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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