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Custard-Style Mac and Cheese

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Custard-Style Mac and Cheese
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8
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Bake this delicious custard-style mac and cheese – a tasty side dish.
Updated Feb 18, 2014

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    There’s no need to cook a separate sauce for this recipe—the custard is created while the macaroni bakes.

Nutrition

700 Calories, 38g Total Fat, 32g Protein, 54g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
700
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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