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Decadent Baked Mac and Cheese

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"This is a rendition of a macaroni and cheese dish a local restaurant makes. It's so rich and decadent I only make it once per year. It's not a “dieter's friend”. You can use any pasta shape you like."
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45 m servings 300
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in cream, half-and-half, and garlic salt. Add Gruyere cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and Oaxaca cheese. Stir into cream until melted. Drain pasta and add to the sauce; stir to coat.
  4. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray and pour in pasta mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 300 calories; 20.6 15.1 14.2 69 402 Full nutrition

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As the submitter of this recipe I would hope those who make this keep in mind it is NOT low in calories, the star rating you give should reflect on the taste of the food itself - NOT the calorie...

“Best Mac n cheese” raves from my husband! Easy to make.

It was yummy. The whole family enjoyed it.

Used gluten free penne and safe for a celiac, though not low in calories.