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Elsie's Baked Mac and Cheese

Rated as 4.49 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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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...

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 ...

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!

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!

Made this following the recipe exactly. Turned out great! My daughter who is very picky about her mac and cheese went back for seconds.