Easy Mac 'n Cheese!

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Easy Mac 'n Cheese!
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Easy Mac 'n Cheese!

Added by: on Jan 19th, 2012
Classic, homemade mac and cheese with aged cheddar cheeses, mozzarella, & parmesan, spiced up with arrabiata sauce.
Prep Time:
20 min
Cook Time:
15 min
Ready In:
35 min



Original Recipe Yield: 8 servings (8 bowls)


  • 1 lb small shells, cooked & drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 small onion, small diced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cup aged cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup aged white cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, plus extra for topping
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, plus extra for topping
  • 1/2 cup panko bread creams, divided
  • 3 tablespoons arrabiata tomato sauce
  • salt, to taste
  • white pepper, to taste
Nutrition Facts
Easy Mac 'n Cheese!

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 361

  • Total Fat: 18.7 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 11.2 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 72.1 mg
  • Sodium: 645.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.6 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  •     Sugars: 6.7 g
  • Protein: 18.5 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
  • salt, to taste
  • white pepper, to taste

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Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.


In a large pot melt the butter over medium heat, add the onion, sauté for 2 minutes then add garlic & sauté for another 1 minute. Add the flour, stirring constantly to create your roux. Slowly whisk in the milk and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly.


Add the cheeses, one at a time, stirring each until melted and thoroughly combined. Season with salt & pepper.


Once cheese sauce is seasoned to your liking remove from heat and add the cooked shells, arrabiata sauce and half of the panko bread crumbs.


Pour into a glass baking dish, sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Sprinkle the top with extra parmesan, mozzarella & remaining panko. Top with a few pats of butter. Cook for about 15 minutes or until top is golden brown.


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