Easy Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese
Westside Market NYC


  • 1/4 Teaspoon  salt, plus more for cooking the pasta
  •   One 16-ounce package elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 Cup  shredded Muenster
  • 1 Cup  shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 1/2 Cup  shredded Monterey Jack
  • 1/2 Cup  unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 Cup  half-and-half
  • 8 Ounces  cubed processed cheese food
  • eggs, beaten
  • 1/8 Teaspoon  ground black pepper

Who can resist a trio of melted cheeses nestled among soft, chewy noodles? Not many people. Homemade always beats store-bought, and this is especially true when it comes to mac and cheese. Try this simple recipe and taste the difference.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook for 6-8 minutes. Drain the pasta in a colander and return to the pot.

Combine the cheeses in a large bowl. Stir 7 tablespoons of the melted butter into the macaroni. Add 1 ½ cups of the mixed cheeses, the half-and-half , processed cheese food, and eggs to the macaroni. Mix together and season with the salt and pepper.

Transfer to a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese mixture on top and drizzle the remaining butter. Bake until hot and bubbling around the edges, about 35 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.


Calories per serving:

913 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 346g 533%
  • Carbs 363g 121%
  • Saturated 203g 1,016%
  • Fiber 15g 58%
  • Trans 9g
  • Sugars 31g
  • Monounsaturated 91g
  • Polyunsaturated 17g
  • Protein 226g 452%
  • Cholesterol 1,344mg 448%
  • Sodium 4,697mg 196%
  • Calcium 4,634mg 463%
  • Magnesium 452mg 113%
  • Potassium 2,145mg 61%
  • Iron 9mg 52%
  • Zinc 29mg 196%
  • Phosphorus 4,214mg 602%
  • Vitamin A 2,835µg 315%
  • Vitamin C 3mg 5%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 48%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 4mg 223%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 42%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 64%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 283µg 71%
  • Vitamin B12 8µg 131%
  • Vitamin D 8µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 9mg 47%
  • Vitamin K 31µg 38%
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