Baked Macaroni and Cheese
This Baked Mac and Cheese is full of a combination of cheeses, layered into a rich and creamy cheese sauce, for ultimate cheesy deliciousness! It's a family favorite recipe that is perfect for a comforting dinner or as a holiday side dish!
- 1 lb large elbow macaroni pasta
- 1 stick butter
- 6 cups sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- salt to taste
In salted water cook pasta 1 minute under package instructions. Usually about 8 minutes. Drain
In a sauce pan melt butter over medium heat, add in 4 cups of cheese, heavy cream and salt & pepper. Stir continuously until melted, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or butter 9 x 13 baking dish. Pour noodles in baking dish and pour sauce over and stir to combine.
In a bowl mix 2 cups of cheese and panko crumbs to combine. Sprinkle evenly over the macaroni mixture. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until bubbly and golden on top.
Serving: 11 serving | Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 687mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g