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:

911 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 343g 528%
  • Carbs 362g 121%
  • Saturated 211g 1,056%
  • Fiber 15g 58%
  • Trans 4g
  • Sugars 17g
  • Protein 230g 460%
  • Cholesterol 1,358mg 453%
  • Sodium 4,553mg 190%
  • Calcium 4,850mg 485%
  • Magnesium 456mg 114%
  • Potassium 2,248mg 64%
  • Iron 12mg 66%
  • Zinc 28mg 186%
  • Phosphorus 4,398mg 628%
  • Vitamin A 10,483IU 210%
  • Vitamin C 3mg 5%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 45%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 202%
  • Niacin (B3) 9mg 43%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 66%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 246µg 61%
  • Vitamin B12 8µg 127%
  • Vitamin D 8µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 7mg 35%
  • Vitamin K 30µg 38%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 95g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 15g
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