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homemade mac and cheese

Homemade Mac and Cheese

Hollie Schultz
Homemade Mac and Cheese from scratch that is so easy to make!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1-2 cups milk
  • 2 cups cheese blend mozzarella, fontina and parmesan work great but white cheddar is fabulous too!
  • 12 oz pasta
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs

Instructions
 

  • Boil pasta noodles according to box directions.
  • While pasta is cooking start your roux which is the fancy French term for sauce base. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Sprinkle in flour, one tablespoon at a time, stirring to make a butter paste. Brown the paste a little. Add milk, 1/2 cup a time, stirring constantly until the sauce reaches desired consistency. Add cheese and stir until fully incorporated. Boom! Sauce is done.
  • Drain pasta and add to cheese sauce.
  • Pour everything into a baking dish, sprinkle with cheese and bread crumbs.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 13gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 520mgPotassium: 270mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 506IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 148mgIron: 1mg
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