Classic Macaroni and Cheese Recipe


Classic Macaroni and Cheese

Classic Macaroni and Cheese

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Sept. 28th, 2012 8:05a.m.

So yummy and comforting and cheesy! Simple and quick makes my family happy everytime! We love this recipe! (I sub a little onion powder instead of fresh onion and it's great)

April 5th, 2012 7:07a.m.

This is my classic, comfort food M&C recipe. When the grandkids visit, it's what they ask me to make for lunch AND dinner. Then, when they go home and Mom tries bringing out a BOX of Mac & Cheese from the cupboard, they always say, "No, make it like Grandma does!" And, I have to admit, it's truly better with Sargento Cheddar Cheese! In fact, I think I'll make some today for myself, and, of course, it's definitely on the menu for Easter when the grandkids will be here!


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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves: 6


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Fine Cut Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese, divided


  • 1

    Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion, if desired, in butter 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add milk and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened.

  • 2

    Remove from heat. Add 1-1/2 cups cheese and stir until cheese is melted. Combine cheese sauce with cooked macaroni. Pour into 1-1/2-quart casserole; top with remaining cheese. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 30 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is lightly browned.


Nutrition Facts

Serves: 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories 381

Total Fat 19.8g

Saturated Fat 11.6g

Trans Fat 5.5g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8g

Cholesterol 57mg

Sodium 465mg

Carbohydrates 34g

Protein 17g

Dietary Fiber 2g

Vitamin A 95RE

Vitamin C 0mg

Calcium 364mg

Iron 1mg

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