Appetizers & Side Dishes

Southern Style Mac & Cheese Recipe

Prep Time: 15  |  Cook Time: 45  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 1904
Southern Mac
Prep Time
15
Cook Time
45
Servings
4
Calories
1904

Ingredients
  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 cups (16 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese - Traditional Cut, divided
  • 4 cups (16 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese - Traditional Cut
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Mozzarella - Traditional Cut, divided
  • 1 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped sausage
  • 2 tsp. cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (optional)
Directions
  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour; cook and stir 1 minute. Add milk and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes or until sauce thickens. Stir in 3 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese and all of the Mild Cheddar Cheese until melted.
  2. Stir in cooked macaroni, diced green pepper, diced tomatoes, chopped sausage and add cajun seasoning to taste.
  3. Spread 4 cups macaroni mixture into two 8 or 9-inch baking dishes or pans. Layer 1 cup shredded mozzarella over macaroni. Repeat layering with 4 cups macaroni mixture, and remaining 1 cup mozzarella. Spread remaining macaroni mixture over cheese; top with remaining 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese. Top with breadcrumbs if desired.
  4. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 40 to 45 minutes or until bubbly.

Nutrition Facts
4 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1904
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 128.2 grams
Saturated Fat 71.5 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 41.3 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.4 grams
Cholesterol 360 milligrams
Sodium 2972 milligrams
Total Carbohydrates 82 grams
Dietary Fiber 5 grams
Total Sugars 19 grams
Protein 104 grams
Vitamin A 267RE
Vitamin C 38mg 60%
Calcium 237mg 240%
Iron 5mg 30%
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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