Allie's Delicious Macaroni and Cheese

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I took my grandmother's basic, but delicious, recipe and improved it. Very creamy and cheesy! Unlike any you've ever tasted!! Well worth the prep time. Get all the ingredients together first and it will be a cinch to prepare.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni

  • 5 tablespoons butter

  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 quart warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • ¼ pound cubed ham

  • 5 ounces cubed Cheddar cheese

  • 5 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed

  • 5 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cubed

  • paprika to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  2. In medium saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour to make a roux. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, then whisk in warm milk a little at a time to make a white sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer. Mix in salt, pepper, and cayenne, and stir frequently until sauce thickens.

  3. Remove pan from heat and stir in cheddar, mozzarella, jack and ham. Combine pasta with sauce and stir well. Pour into baking dish. Use paprika to make a decorative pattern on top. Bake 45 to 60 minutes, or until top is the desired crispiness. Let rest 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

612 Calories
34g Fat
43g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 612
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 21g 104%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 802mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 737mg 57%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 412mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.