Easy Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Macaroni and Cheese
Staff Writer
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
460
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
31%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
44mg
15%
Carbohydrate, by difference
48g
37%
Protein
18g
39%
Vitamin A, RAE
118µg
17%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
363mg
36%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
80µg
20%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
42mg
13%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
360mg
51%
Selenium, Se
29µg
53%
Sodium, Na
810mg
54%
Water
29g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.