Really Great Macaroni & Cheese
55 mins (prep 25, cooking 30)
9 ingredients
8 servings
I can't remember who puts out that famous red & white checkered cookbook, but this mac & cheese recipe is theirs. This is what my mom made us since we were kids and any mac & cheese that doesn't contain sauteed onions and real cheese is crapola, in my opinion. And although I have a fondness for the traditional elbows, a rotini pasta grabs the sauce much better. Remember NEVER to add oil or butter to the water you boil the pasta in or the sauce will not cling as well. This goes for all pasta. If you love your children you will NEVER feed them any mac & cheese from a box or made with Velveeta, no matter how easy it is to whip up. Show you care, cube some real cheddar and make a white sauce. Use a good pasta, too. I prefer Barilla, but Ronzoni is a close second.

Categories:  <-60-mins , pasta,-rice-and-grains , main-dish , high-in... , cheese , pasta , high-calcium , elbow-macaroni , one-dish-meal , eggs~dairy , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (98.04 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 403.22 Calories from Fat 226.44
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25.16g 309.68%
Saturated Fat 15.91g 636.46%
Trans Fat 0.18g %
Cholesterol 92.16mg 245.76%
Sodium 542.98mg 180.99%
Total Carbohydrate 19.42g 51.79%
Dietary Fiber 0.59 g 18.99%
Sugars 15.02 g %
Protein 25.19g 403.01%
Vitamin A 759.73IU% Vitamin C 1.71mg%
Calcium 767.22mg% Iron 0.68mg%
*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:
rotini pasta, small onion, fresh ground pepper