Easy Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese
Westside Market NYC

Ingredients

  • 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.

Directions

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.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

748 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Daily value:

37%

Servings:

6
  • Fat 264g 406%
  • Carbs 359g 120%
  • Saturated 156g 780%
  • Fiber 15g 58%
  • Trans 6g
  • Sugars 30g
  • Monounsaturated 70g
  • Polyunsaturated 14g
  • Protein 167g 335%
  • Cholesterol 1,095mg 365%
  • Sodium 3,126mg 130%
  • Calcium 2,987mg 299%
  • Magnesium 386mg 96%
  • Potassium 1,959mg 56%
  • Iron 9mg 50%
  • Zinc 21mg 140%
  • Phosphorus 3,060mg 437%
  • Vitamin A 2,194µg 244%
  • Vitamin C 3mg 5%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 44%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 160%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 42%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 58%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 220µg 55%
  • Vitamin B12 6µg 95%
  • Vitamin D 7µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 7mg 37%
  • Vitamin K 24µg 29%
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