5 Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese

50 mins (prep 20, cooking 30)
12 ingredients
6 servings
I've adapted this recipe off of others after not finding exactly what I want in the ones I've tried.Try not to use extra sharp or aged cheeses, they don't melt well and contribute to the grainy texture everyone talks about in macaroni and cheese.Also, make sure all your cheese is grated and macaroni is boiled and drained before finishing the cheese sauce. Overcooking or letting it sit too long can also make the texture grainy.

Categories:  <-60-mins , pasta,-rice-and-grains , cheese , pasta , elbow-macaroni , eggs~dairy , time-to-make ,
Share on Newzsocial



Serving Size (73.43 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 248.42 Calories from Fat 118.98
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.22g 122.05%
Saturated Fat 7.39g 221.83%
Trans Fat 0.24g %
Cholesterol 35.1mg 70.2%
Sodium 864.32mg 216.08%
Total Carbohydrate 18.16g 36.32%
Dietary Fiber 4.04 g 97.05%
Sugars 0.68 g %
Protein 15.8g 189.54%
Vitamin A 433.64IU% Vitamin C 2.16mg%
Calcium 414.93mg% Iron 2.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
hot milk, grated cheddar cheese, colby cheese, grated monterey jack cheese, grated mozzarella cheese, elbow macaroni, melted unsalted butter