Dish up some deliciousness with our Baked Elbow Macaroni and Cheese. This Baked Elbow Macaroni and Cheese casserole is a great way to make mac and cheese.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
3 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
1-1/2 pkg. (8 oz. each) KRAFT Mozzarella & Cheddar Cheese Expertly Paired for Mac ‘n Cheese & Casseroles (3 cups)
6 Tbsp. butter, divided
1/4 cup flour
3 cups milk
1 VELVEETA® Mini Blocks (4 oz.), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/4 cup ATHENOS Crumbled Blue Cheese
1/2 tsp. GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 375°F.
Cook macaroni as directed on package, omitting salt and reducing the cooking time by 2 min. Rinse macaroni under cold water; drain. Combine shredded cheeses; reserve 1/2 cup for topping.
Melt 5 Tbsp. butter in Dutch oven on low heat. Add flour; mix well. Cook 2 min. or until hot and bubbly, stirring constantly. (Do not cook until browned.)
Whisk milk gradually into butter mixture; cook on medium heat 5 min. or until sauce comes to boil and thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Add remaining shredded cheese mixture to the sauce along with the VELVEETA, blue cheese, mustard and 2 Tbsp. Parmesan; cook 3 to 5 min. or until VELVEETA is completely melted, stirring constantly. Add macaroni; mix well. Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
Melt remaining butter; mix with bread crumbs, reserved shredded cheese mixture and remaining Parmesan. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until top is golden brown, and macaroni and cheese is hot and bubbly around edges.
Serve this cheesy main dish with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing and a hot steamed vegetable.
Omit the blue cheese, and increase the shredded mozzarella and cheddar blend to 3-1/4 cups.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 16g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
8 servings, 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.