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Elsie's Baked Mac and Cheese

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars
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"Triple Cheddar and Colby Jack bring lots of cheese flavor to this creamy mac & cheese with just a hint of heat."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 623
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the inside of a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Combine Cheddar and Colby Jack cheeses in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Cook macaroni in boiling salted water according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Gradually whisk in milk and half & half. Stir constantly, until mixture boils and thickens (about 2 to 3 minutes). Remove from heat and add cayenne and black peppers, and 2 cups of the reserved cheese mixture; stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.
  4. Stir cooked macaroni into the sauce and season to taste. Place in the prepared casserole dish. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and dot with additional butter, if desired. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through and lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 623 calories; 36.3 49.2 26.1 114 568 Full nutrition

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Delicious basic recipe! Even my picky fiancé loved it. I added extra cheese as I do with everything - also added appx 2 tbsp of prepared mustard and a few teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce to gi...

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I followed the directions exactly. It was very dry. The cheese sauce itself was perfect if only using half the amount of elbow macaroni. Next time I will double the cheese sauce ingredients for ...

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I followed the directions exactly. It was very dry. The cheese sauce itself was perfect if only using half the amount of elbow macaroni. Next time I will double the cheese sauce ingredients for ...

Delicious basic recipe! Even my picky fiancé loved it. I added extra cheese as I do with everything - also added appx 2 tbsp of prepared mustard and a few teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce to gi...

it dried out soooo fast. don't get me wrong, it was good, but i guess my expectations of creamy macaroni were too high.

Delicious I made it and the fam loved it, I used a different type of noodles and a different cheese and instead of half and half I used sour cream I think that made it a bit better!!

I added a can of Rotels green chilis and jalapeños. Oh yes, good flavor and it added a bit of a kick.

My whole family gobbled it up!

My family Loved it!!! So creamy and good!! I just left out the cayenne. Not big on spicy things.

Best mac and cheese I've ever had! I am not a fan of spicy food so I did not put the cayenne pepper in it. Also, I added bread crumbs to the top before I put it in the oven which gave it a touc...

I doubled the recipe and added a bit more cheese, will definitely make this again. Yum!