Easy Macaroni and Cheese

Staff Writer
Easy Macaroni and Cheese
Macaroni and Cheese
Westside Market NYC

Macaroni and Cheese

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.

6
Servings
758
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/8 Teaspoon ground black pepper

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.

Easy Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Easy Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
45g
69%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
27g
100%
Cholesterol
177mg
59%
Protein
28g
57%
Carbs
60g
20%
Vitamin A
369µg
41%
Vitamin B12
0.9µg
15.8%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.5%
Vitamin C
0.5mg
0.9%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
518mg
52%
Fiber
2g
10%
Folate (food)
37µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
37µg
9%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
65mg
16%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
520mg
74%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
325mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
27%
Sodium
441mg
18%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.3%
Trans
1g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
24%