Home-Style Macaroni and Cheese

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A Cheddar and cream cheese sauce with a touch of Dijon is mixed with macaroni pasta, topped with bread crumbs, and baked.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces elbow macaroni

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 4 slices canned jalapeno peppers, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • salt to taste

  • 3 dashes hot sauce, or to taste

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.

  3. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir flour into melted butter and cook until smooth and bubbling, about 1 minute. Mix milk, cream cheese, jalapeno peppers, Dijon mustard, black pepper, and salt into flour-butter mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. Mix macaroni and Cheddar cheese into sauce; pour into a 2-quart casserole dish.

  4. Mix bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons butter, and parsley together in a bowl; spread over macaroni and cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute Philadelphia(R) Jalapeno Dip for the cream cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

634 Calories
40g Fat
46g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 634
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 25g 124%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 719mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 444mg 34%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 334mg 7%

* 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.

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