Creamy Homemade White Cheddar Mac n Cheese
There is nothing better than delicious creamy homemade mac n cheese and using white cheddar instead of traditional cheddar kicks up the flavor profile for a knock out easy dinner recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 6 servings
- 6 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup flour
- 4 1/4 cups milk hot
- 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
- 4 cups extra sharp white cheddar cheese grated (about 1 lb)
- 1 lb macaroni cooked
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Add flour and cook stirring constantly until light brown (about 3 minutes). Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Whisk in hot milk 1/4 cup at a time and cook whisking constantly until sauce thickens.
Add cheese one cup at a time and stir each addition until incorporated into the sauce.
Combine the macaroni with the cheese sauce. Serve hot.
For a crispy top baked version:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread the mixture into a greased 9 by 13 pan.
Distribute the bread crumbs over the top. Bake until crust is golden and interior is hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes.
Calories: 864kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 714mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1390IU | Calcium: 774mg | Iron: 2.5mg