Slow 'N' Crispy Mac 'N' Cheese

Recipe excerpted from Scratch: Home Cooking For Everyone Made Simple, Fun, and Totally Delicious, available October 11, 2016
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"This is how my mom made mac ’n’ cheese. It works really well as a big party dish as well as a weeknight dinner. My favorite part is the crispy topping. You can leave out the pine nuts if you prefer. "-Maria Rodale, author of Scratch: Home Cooking For Everyone Made Simple, Fun, and Totally Delicious.

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6
Servings
750
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Pound  elbow or rotini pasta
  • 8  Ounces  Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4  Ounces  Colby cheese, shredded
  • 1  Cup  whole milk
  • 3  Tablespoons  butter
  • salt

Crispy Topping

  • 1/2  Cup  coarse dried breadcrumbs
  • 3  Tablespoons  extra virgin olive oil or melted butter
  • 1/4  Cup  pine nuts (optional)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to the pot.

Add the cheeses, milk, butter, and salt to taste to the pasta and stir until the cheese is melted and everything is combined. Spread the mixture in a 12x38-inch baking dish.

 

Crispy Topping

To make the crispy topping: In a small bowl, mix to combine the breadcrumbs, oil, and pine nuts (if using). Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the pasta. Transfer to the oven, and bake for 40 minutes, or until golden and bubbling.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
46g
66%
Sugar
35g
39%
Saturated Fat
20g
83%
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
66g
51%
Protein
20g
43%
Vitamin A, RAE
134µg
19%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
11µg
12%
Calcium, Ca
403mg
40%
Choline, total
33mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
63µg
16%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
54mg
17%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
602mg
86%
Selenium, Se
19µg
35%
Sodium, Na
850mg
57%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
69g
3%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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