Better Baked Mac & Cheese

Better Baked Mac & Cheese

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 36
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 352.0
  • Total Fat: 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 34.3 mg
  • Sodium: 240.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 15.9 g

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Introduction

My version of Mac n' Cheese for school. In the amount of time it takes to cook the pasta, I had a luxurious cheese sauce ready! Poured into the casseroles, sprinkled with more cheese and whole wheat breadcrumbs, it was declared "Best Mac and Cheese Ever" by the kids (and I think the old cook was jealous!) My version of Mac n' Cheese for school. In the amount of time it takes to cook the pasta, I had a luxurious cheese sauce ready! Poured into the casseroles, sprinkled with more cheese and whole wheat breadcrumbs, it was declared "Best Mac and Cheese Ever" by the kids (and I think the old cook was jealous!)
Number of Servings: 36

Ingredients

    2 tbsp salt (for pasta water)
    2 kg elbow macaroni
    6 cups whole milk, divided
    tsp pepper
    tbsp dried parsley
    1 tsp garlic powder
    tsp salt
    1 tbsp butter
    cup cornstarch
    1 kg shredded cheddar cheese, divided
    1 cup dry Italian breadcrumbs or crushed Goldfish crackers

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375F and grease 2 large casserole dishes.
Boil a large pot of water and add salt. Add macaroni and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain well and return to pot.
While pasta is cooking, heat 5 cups of milk in a saucepan.
Stir in the pepper, parsley, garlic powder, salt and butter.
Whisk the cornstarch with the remaining 1 cup milk until smooth, then add to the hot milk and cook until slightly thickened.
Stir in all but 1 cup of the cheese until melted.
Pour over the pasta in the pot and fold in completely.
Divide pasta between the casserole dishes, top with reserved cheese and breadcrumbs.
Bake for 10 minutes, until cheese melts and casserole is bubbly.

Serving Size: Makes 36 servings

Number of Servings: 36

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JO_JO_BA.

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Good
    My family doesn't care for this recipe - 9/15/19


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    I have made something similar to this. It is a bit high calorie for my taste - 7/24/19


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    Recipe for 36?? - 7/20/19


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    I didn't really make this recipe but it inspired me to find one that I could feel good about. This is just too high in fat calories and I don't use dairy. I still use eggs but I suppose I lean more towards Vegan diet. Try this recipe for truly spectacular mac n cheese, vegan style: https://nutriciou - 10/3/18


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    Incredible!
    It turned out great! But I did do half batch. I didn’t need 2 large casseroles. Thanks for the recipe. Perfect for Christmas dinner. - 12/24/17