Main Dishes

Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese

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This creamy baked mac and cheese has become a staple though in our little home, especially because it makes a TON of left over for us. I like adding some different ingredients into the mix – including bacon, green onions, or shredded chicken. The reason I love this recipe so much is because its the perfect base mac and cheese to experiment with while being perfectly delicious on its own.

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4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1 onion – chopped
3/4 cup butter
6 tbsp all purpose flour
4.5 cups of milk (I use skim)
4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tsp ground mustard
1.5 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper (I usually add more because we are big pepper people)
3/4 cup of Italian bread crumbs

**Bacon, pancetta, green onions, chicken, etc all make good additions! The picture below shows bacon.**
1. Preheat over to 350 2. Cook pasta per directions and drain the water 3. In a stock pot, saute the onion with 1/2 cup of butter 4. Add the flour and whisk until blended (make sure the butter hasn’t...
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Nutritions

Calories
449

Sodium
616mg
25% DV

Fat
23g
35% DV

Protein
17g
35% DV

Carbs
38g
12% DV

Fiber
2g
11% DV