Elsie's Baked Mac and Cheese

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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.

close up view of Baked Mac and Cheese in a baking dish
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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Borden® Triple Cheddar Natural Shreds

  • 1 cup Borden® Colby Jack Natural Shreds

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

  • 2 tablespoons Borden® Butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup Borden® Vitamin D Milk

  • 1 cup Borden® Half & Half

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • Salt to taste

Directions

  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
36g Fat
49g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 623
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 47%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 568mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 227mg 5%

* 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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