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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.
By Angie McGowan
Updated April 26, 2012
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

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

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
Calories from Fat
190
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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