“World’s Best” Mac and Cheese Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 734
Daily Value: 37%
Servings: 4

Sugar-Conscious, Egg-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free, Alcohol-Free
Fat46g71%
Saturated29g144%
Carbs39g13%
Fiber2g7%
Sugars2g0%
Protein40g81%
Cholesterol143mg48%
Sodium853mg36%
Calcium993mg99%
Magnesium65mg16%
Potassium249mg7%
Iron2mg9%
Zinc5mg33%
Phosphorus792mg113%
Vitamin A1440IU29%
Vitamin C0mg0%
Thiamin (B1)0mg5%
Riboflavin (B2)1mg32%
Niacin (B3)1mg5%
Vitamin B60mg9%
Folic Acid (B9)34µg8%
Vitamin B121µg19%
Vitamin D1µg0%
Vitamin E1mg3%
Vitamin K4µg5%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated13g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated2g0%
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It doesn't get much better than Macaroni and Cheese featuring Seattle and New York's Beecher's Handmade Cheese. As owner and inventor of the recipe Kurt Dammeier says, "The proportion of pasta to cheese sauce is crucial to the success of the dish. It will look like a lot of sauce for the pasta, but some of the liquid will be absorbed."

The best part about this mac and cheese recipe is that it can be made ahead and frozen — just be sure to use a freezer-to-oven-safe pan and increase the baking time to 50 minutes.

Click here to see Tips for Making the Perfect Mac 'n' Cheese. 

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INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cook the penne for 2 minutes less than package directions. It will finish cooking in the oven. Rinse the pasta in cold water and set aside.

Combine the cooked pasta and Flagship Cheese Sauce in a medium bowl and mix carefully but thoroughly. Scrape the pasta into an 8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the top with the cheese and then the chipotle powder.

Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Details

Serves 4 as a side

*Note: A ½ teaspoon of chipotle chili powder makes a spicy mac, so make sure your family and friends can handle it!

Servings: 4

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Yeah, all I wanted was a receipe, with REAL ingredients. I can't go to the store and find Beechers Cheese sauce, something I have never heard of...thanks anyway

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Click on 'Beecher's Flagship Sauce' link in M & C recipe, and link will take you to sauce recipe

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what's "flagship sauce?" this isn't a recipe; it's an advertisement. badly done.

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I completely agree! Sad!

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I totally agree. Badly done. Not a recipe. I've never seen a Beecher's product anywhere. So in order for me to make this, I'd have to online order the sauce.

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Sorry, Daily Meal. While I agree that Beecher's makes an amazing addition to mac & cheese, it's a Seattle tradition, not New York. They just happen to have recently opened a store there.

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* coastal...not "costal."

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Costal snobbery at its best...
I love the Seattle store, but who cares? Most of "our" food traditions were brought from other cultures anyway...

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However the store is in Seattle and NY, if you don't like it, tough.

BTW, just use crybaby for your nickname, it fits

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grow up all ready will ya?

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