20-Minute Mac and Cheese

20-Minute Mac and Cheese

Homemade mac and cheese in 20 minutes! You can do it!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

2
packages (7 oz each) small pasta shells
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4
cup Gold MedalĀ® all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups half-and-half
3
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (12 oz)
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1/4
cup chopped red bell pepper
  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, in 3-quart nonstick saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour, salt, mustard and pepper. Cook over low heat 20 seconds, stirring constantly, until butter is absorbed. Remove from heat; gradually beat in half-and-half with wire whisk. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese until melted.
  3. Stir pasta, onions and bell pepper into sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, until hot.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
Use Swiss cheese and a dash of ground nutmeg in place of the Cheddar cheese to bring a whole new flavor to this traditional pasta dish.
Variation
Try one of the many new pasta shapes or flavored pasta in this quick recipe.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 510
    • (Calories from Fat 230),
  • Total Fat 25g
    • (Saturated Fat 15g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 650mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 49g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 21g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.