• prep: 40 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    Make Ahead Macaroni and Cheese is a creamy, comforting macaroni and cheese recipe with a crunchy topping. A family friendly favorite meal that will not only leave everyone satisfied, but also clamoring for more. The recipe is scaled to provide two meals—one for now, and one to freeze for later.

    Ingredients

    • 2 lbs. (32 oz.) elbow macaroni
    • For the Cheese Sauce:
    • 6 Tbs. all purpose flour
    • 2 tsp. dry mustard
    • 1 tsp. kosher salt (plus more for salting pasta water, if desired)
    • 1 tsp. seasoned salt
    • 1 tsp. black pepper
    • 8 Tbs. unsalted butter
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced (optional)
    • 5 1/2 C. 2% milk
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 3 1/2 C. cheddar cheese, freshly grated
    • 2 C. Italian cheese, freshly grated (Asiago Fresco, Parmesan, Romano or a blend is preferred)
    • For the Topping:
    • 1 1/2 C. Panko style breadcrumbs
    • 4 Tbs. unsalted butter
    • 1/2 C. parmesan cheese, grated

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 20
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 214 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 10 g 15.84%
    • Saturated Fat: 6 g 28.75%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 26 mg 8.65%
    • Sodium: 503 mg 20.95%
    • Calcium: 276 mg 27.62%
    • Potassium: 91 mg 2.59%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 4.05%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 19 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.54%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 12 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 5.99%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 1.31%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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