Old Fashioned Macaroni And Cheese


16 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions.

5 tbsp butter, unsalted

¼ cup all purpose flour

1 ¼ tsp ground mustard

2 cups milk, whole or 2%

1 ½ cup half and half cream

4 cups Cheddar Cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Crumb Topping:

½ cup Panko bread crumbs

2 tbsp butter, unsalted and melted


Place the butter in a saucepan on medium heat.

Add the flour to the melted butter and stir for 1 minute

Slowly add in the milk and the half and half, ground mustard, salt and pepper, whisking as you add each

Remove from the heat and add in the shredded cheese a little at a time.

Continue stirring as you add the cheese

Drain and rinse the elbow macaroni and place back into baking dish

Carefully pour the cheese mixture over the macaroni

Stir to mix well

Mix the ingredients for the topping in a separate bowl and sprinkle on top of the macaroni and cheese

Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil

Bake at 350* for 40 to 45 minutes

Remove the foil from the dish and return to the oven to broil the top for a minute or two.

Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 281 | TOTAL FAT: 19g | SATURATED FAT: 11g | TRANS FAT: 0g | UNSATURATED FAT: 6g | CHOLESTEROL: 55mg | SODIUM: 271mg | CARBOHYDRATES: 16g | FIBER: 1g | SUGAR: 3g | PROTEIN: 11g

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