Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Prep:
20 mins
Cooking:
45 mins
Level:
Intermediate
Yields:
8

Serve up an old favorite with a flavorful twist tonight! A few special ingredients added to this classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese dish makes it absolutely irresistible!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mild ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 cups grated sharp, white cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Directions

PREHEAT the oven to 400° F. Butter 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

MELT butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions; cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Whisk in flour; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture turns light brown, about 3 minutes. Gradually whisk in evaporated milk, salt, black pepper, paprika and nutmeg. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. Add cheese and stir until melted. Add macaroni and stir until thoroughly coated. Remove from heat. Pour mixture into prepared dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and golden brown. Garnish with parsley, as desired.

Baker's Comments

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/8 of recipe
  • Calories 640
  • Calories from Fat 260

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 29g 44%
  • Saturated Fat 19g 96%
  • Cholesterol 100mg 33%
  • Sodium 1000mg 42%
  • Carbohydrates 65g 22%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
  • Sugars 16g
  • Protein 25g
  • Vitamin A 15%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 60%
  • Iron 15%

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