<p><span>Gather around a hot dish of baked macaroni and cheese that's made with Sargento</span><sup>®</sup><span> Shredded Cheddar Cheese. The crispy baked crust will make every serving perfectly delightful.</span></p>
- 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
- 4 cups (16 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese - Traditional Cut, divided
- 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Mozzarella - Traditional Cut, divided
- 8 oz. Sargento® Sliced Muenster Cheese, divided
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (optional)
- 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. Stir in cooked macaroni.
- Spread 4 cups macaroni mixture into two 8 or 9-inch baking dishes or pans. Layer 1 cup Mozzarella and half of Muenster cheese slices over macaroni. Repeat layering with 4 cups macaroni mixture, remaining 1 cup Mozzarella and Muenster cheese slices. Spread remaining macaroni mixture over cheese; top with remaining 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese. Top with breadcrumbs if desired.
- Bake in preheated 350°F oven 40 to 45 minutes or until bubbly.