White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese

White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese is sharp white cheddar blended into a creamy cheesy sauce tossed with macaroni and topped with a sprinkle of toasted panko breadcrumbs = comfort food perfection!

Sharp white cheddar blended into a creamy cheesy sauce tossed with macaroni and topped with a sprinkle of toasted panko breadcrumbs = comfort food perfection!

Is Macaroni and Cheese ever a bad idea? Nope!

Everyone has their favorite baked mac and cheese recipe… and this is my families.

So Miss Emma loves macaroni and cheese. Loves it! Seriously, if we go to Cracker Barrel she orders a veggies platter with three (3) sides of macaroni and cheese and one (1) side of fresh apples. She is such a nut, but she knows her macaroni. The dish gets a double thumbs up; she couldn’t say much because she kept shoveling it in her mouth.

Goodbye Boxed Mac and Cheese

Who am I to judge you? Even I have been known to use boxed mac and cheese where the cheese is neon orange and comes in powder form. We’ve all been there. Emma continues to be there!

But I promise that this white cheddar macaroni and cheese is nearly as fast and easy as using a box and tastes a million times better. It’s ready in 30 minutes and has so much depth of flavor that your taste-buds will be thanking you.

This White Cheddar Macaroni ‘n Cheese is made super rich and creamy with sharp white cheddar cheese. As with most mac & cheeses, this tasty dish is best enjoyed immediately but reheats wonderfully too.

Sharp white cheddar blended into a creamy cheesy sauce tossed with macaroni and topped with a sprinkle of toasted panko breadcrumbs = comfort food perfection!

 

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Sharp white cheddar blended into a creamy cheesy sauce tossed with macaroni and topped with a sprinkle of toasted panko breadcrumbs = comfort food perfection!
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White Cheddar Mac n’ Cheese

White Cheddar Mac n’ Cheese – sharp white cheddar blended into a creamy cheesy sauce tossed with macaroni and topped with a sprinkle of toasted panko breadcrumbs = comfort food perfection!
Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American
Keyword bread crumbs, cheese, macaroni, panko, pasta, white cheddar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 1063 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. elbow noodle pasta or pasta of your choice
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 6 cups freshly shredded white Cheddar
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Boil pasta in salted water according to package directions.
  3. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat; sprinkle in flour and whisk and cook 2-3 minutes; add in salt and pepper.
  4. Slowly pour in milk whisking until smooth; heat to a low boil until thickened. (Do not stop until thick. Remove from heat.)
  5. Grease a 9x13 baking dish and add the hot pasta to the dish.
  6. Sprinkle the freshly shredded cheese over the pasta.
  7. Pour the thickened cream sauce over the hot pasta and cheese and let it sit until the cheese melts.
  8. Stir everything together.
  9. Melt 2 butter over medium heat; add in panko bread crumbs, stirring constantly 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Sprinkle panko over the mac and cheese.
  11. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes.
  12. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
White Cheddar Mac n’ Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1063 Calories from Fat 567
% Daily Value*
Fat 63g97%
Saturated Fat 39g244%
Cholesterol 186mg62%
Sodium 2145mg93%
Potassium 515mg15%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 1987IU40%
Calcium 1028mg103%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 1500 calorie diet.

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