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One-Pan White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"If you can make boxed macaroni and cheese, you can make this one-pan, scratch-made mac and cheese! The bacon, chives, and crispy bread crumb topping add some great extra flavor and texture."
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25 m servings 585
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Combine macaroni, milk, water, garlic salt, and salt in a Dutch oven on a stovetop over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently so noodles don't stick to the pan, until noodles are soft and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 7 to 10 minutes.
  2. Remove pot from heat and stir in margarine and pepper until melted. Stir in Cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese until melted.
  3. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.
  4. Top pasta with bread crumbs, remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, and bacon bits.
  5. Place Dutch oven under the broiler until topping is lightly browned and crispy, 1 to 3 minutes. Top with chives and serve immediately.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use butter in place of margarine, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 585 calories; 25.7 63.9 27.2 54 1116 Full nutrition

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Very easy Mac and cheese recipe. You can mix and match your favorite cheeses

Excellent recipe. Can't wait to try out different cheeses.

Next time I will use more cheese