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Mozzarella Macaroni and Cheese

Mozzarella Macaroni and Cheese
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4

This one-dish wonder super-charges the cheesy flavor, taking ordinary mac and cheese from comfort food to "wow!" food. Follow three easy steps to get this dinner on the table in 30 minutes. ...MORE+ LESS-

Angie McGowan Angie McGowan
April 26, 2012

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked elbow macaroni
2
tablespoons butter
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon grated or very finely chopped garlic
2
cups milk
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package.
  • 2
    In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Using whisk, stir in flour, salt and garlic. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until mixture smells nutty and is lightly golden, stirring constantly with whisk.
  • 3
    Add milk. Continue to beat with whisk, scraping bottom of skillet until mixture heats to boiling. Mixture will thicken. Remove from heat; add cheese and basil. Stir with whisk until smooth. Stir in drained macaroni.
  • 4
    Serve with additional basil leaves if desired.

Expert Tips

  • After cooking but before adding cheese, if sauce is lumpy, either strain or add to a blender and turn on high until smooth before adding cheese.
  • For a crunchy top crust, spread macaroni and cheese in a baking dish, and place under the broiler for a few minutes, watching carefully, until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
12g
60%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
60mg
21%
Sodium
1330mg
55%
Potassium
340mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
68g
23%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
8g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
60%
60%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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