Dill pickle relish adds a bit of crunch and a ton of flavor to traditional, creamy baked macaroni and cheese.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 1 1/2-quart casserole dish
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 7 minutes, making sure not to overcook. Drain and set aside.

  • While the macaroni is cooking, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium-low heat in a large saucepan. Blend in flour and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture becomes paste-like and light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook and stir until thickened, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Mix in Cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese; stir until melted. Add dill pickle relish, onion, Sriracha sauce, salt, and pepper to cheese mixture. Stir in cooked macaroni. Pour mixture into the prepared casserole dish.

  • Butter both sides of bread and tear into large pieces. Blend in a food processor or electric blender until you have crumbs. Spread on top of casserole.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and browned on top, about 45 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

A mini chopper/food processor works really well for making the buttered-bread crumb casserole topping. If you have one of the mini choppers that comes with an immersion blender, that's perfect too.

For variety of flavor, a couple slices of crisp, crumbled bacon stirred into the mac and cheese mixture will also style it up.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; protein 16.3g 33% DV; carbohydrates 30.4g 10% DV; fat 20.4g 31% DV; cholesterol 60.3mg 20% DV; sodium 509.2mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2019
Made exactly as written. Really yummy. I think next time I will sauté the onions a bit before adding them to the sauce. Read More
(3)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2019
Made exactly as written. Really yummy. I think next time I will sauté the onions a bit before adding them to the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2019
I used my own garlicky panko style bread crumb topping. Other than the topping I followed the recipe and thought it was very good. Would rate 4.5 stars if that was an option. I give few 5 starts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2020
this looks good Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/12/2020
Thought it was bland and so did m family. Added cheese and dill to spice it up Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2020
Delicious! Read More
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