Baked Mac & Cheese
(Recipe from IllTakeThatRecipe | photos from me!)
Makes 12 servings
Calories/serving = ~357 (www.sparkrecipes.com)
WW pts/serving = ~8
12 ounces macaroni
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (or sharp cheddar)
1 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
> Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
> Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
> In a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and stir in flour. Cook for about 1 minute, until smooth and bubbly; stirring occasionally. Mix in milk, cream cheese, salt, pepper, and Dijon mustard. Continue cooking until sauce is thickened.
> Add cooked macaroni and Cheddar cheese.
> Pour into 2 quart casserole dish.
> In small bowl mix together bread crumbs, butter and parsley; spread over macaroni and cheese. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.
Husband rating: A+
He liked it but wants me to add tuna or chicken next time for some protein.
Wifey rating: A+
Mac cheesy goodness. enough said. :)