Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Nothing's as comforting as tender pasta topped with creamy cheese!

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

7
oz uncooked penne pasta (rounded 2 cups)
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2
cups milk
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 While pasta is cooking, in 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour, seasoned salt, mustard, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Using wire whisk, stir in cheese until melted.
  • 3 Gently stir pasta into cheese sauce. Spoon into 4 ungreased 8-oz ramekins/gratin dishes or 10-oz custard cups. Place filled cups in shallow baking pan (or cookie sheet with sides).
  • 4 Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    630
    (
    Calories from Fat
    310),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    34g
    34%
    (Saturated Fat
    21g,
    21%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    100mg
    100%;
    Sodium
    850mg
    850%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    55g
    55%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    27g
    27%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    45%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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