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Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese

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  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons McCormick Mustard, Ground
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Black Pepper (Coarse Grind)
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 6 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Paprika
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium22% DV520mg
    Fat34% DV22g
    Protein37% DV19g
    Carbs11% DV32g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories400Calories from Fat200
    Total Fat22g34%
    Saturated Fat13g65%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat200
    Total Carbohydrate32g11%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Ashbaugh 9 months ago
    This is a good base recipe. A few small changes made this delicious! I only used 1 tbs of ground mustard, 1 tsp black pepper. I used 3 cups of milk and 1 cup of heavy cream. I used Italian bread crumbs, smoked paprika and a little seasoned salt on top. This also works well as macaroni muffin cups. They freeze well too!
    Mrs.Brown 3 years ago
    Not so great. Kids didn't enjoy it very much and they love homemade Mac and Cheese. They said it was the flavor that turned them off.
    Fulcher Jr. 3 years ago
    It was well received at our Christmas dinner. Great side dish for the beef rib roast. I added 8 slices of cooked bacon that I ground when I blended the mac. into the cheese mix. Personally, I think the 1 and a half cups of bread crumbs was a bit too much. I'll just use 1 cup the next time.
    Great! Super creamy with the right about of kick.
    Blaire Johnson 3 years ago
    Followed the recipe and it made a soupy cheesy mess. had to make a second box of macaroni and it was way too much food. Bread topping bland. Will not make again.
    R. J. Reynertson 3 years ago
    I've made this at least 10 times but have never put in the ground mustard. I'll try it eventually. I usually substitute 1 or 2 cups of milk for cream. It's easy to double the recipe too which can feed my giant family. Have made it in a Dutch oven and baked it in a casserole dish and both were successful. Don't skip the garlic powder or sautéing the bread crumbs in butter. I also recommend shredding the cheese yourself and mixing in a gruyere or smoked mozzarella. Best mac n cheese recipe ever.
    Sarah McArthur 3 years ago
    Delicious! It's one of my husbands favorite meals
    John L. 4 years ago
    Very good & homey. Warmed us up on a chilly evening. I didn't have any bread crumbs, so no topping. I wanted some meat in it so I cooked some brats in beer and sliced them up into the macaroni. It was good and hearty, had left-overs for luch the next day!
    Katie Gajewski 4 years ago
    so great and so simple! macaroni and cheese shouldn't be healthy with veggies and light butter, and this is the real deal! steamed veggies on the side and life is so, so good!