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Custard-Style Mac and Cheese

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8
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Bake this delicious custard-style mac and cheese – a tasty side dish.

Ingredients

1
package (16 oz) elbow macaroni
4
eggs, slightly beaten
4
cups milk
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon ground mustard
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
5
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (20 oz)
1 1/2
cups soft bread crumbs (about 2 slices bread)
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir eggs, milk, salt, mustard, black pepper, red pepper and 2 cups of the cheese with wire whisk until blended. In baking dish, place half of the cooked macaroni. Sprinkle with 2 cups cheese. Top with remaining macaroni. Pour egg mixture evenly over all.
  • 3 Cover; bake 35 minutes. Uncover. Sprinkle with bread crumbs; drizzle with melted butter. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake 5 to 8 minutes longer or until golden brown and set.

Expert Tips

There’s no need to cook a separate sauce for this recipe—the custard is created while the macaroni bakes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
700
% Daily Value
Total Fat
38g
0%
Saturated Fat
22g
0%
Sodium
970mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
54g
0%
Dietary Fiber
3g
0%
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 3 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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