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This is a flavorful, creamy, delicious version of a simple long-time favorite. I have combined several recipes and made my own tweaks, landing on this as my favorite!
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- 8 ounces uncooked macaroni
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup cream
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons bacon pieces (I use Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Recipe Pieces)
- 2 cups grated cheese, of your choice (I use monterey jack)
- 11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 22. Cook macaroni to desired tenderness, drain & set aside.
- 33. In a large saucepan, melt butter.
- 44. Combine flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and ground mustard in a bowl and mix with fork. Add to melted butter and stir with whisk until well blended.
- 55. Combine milk, cream, Worcestershire sauce, sour cream & bacon and add to pan gradually while stirring constantly.
- 66. Bring to boiling point and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
- 77. Reduce heat and simmer (stirring every couple minutes) for 10 minutes.
- 88. Add Parmesan and shredded cheddar 1/3 at a time, stirring until all cheese is added and melted (about 3-5 minutes).
- 99. Turn off flame, add cooked macaroni to saucepan and coat with cheese sauce.
- 1010. Transfer to an ungreased 2-quart casserole dish.
- 1111. Sprinkle with desired amount of breadcrumbs.
- 1212. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly & top is golden brown.
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Nutritional Facts for Comforting Macaroni & Cheese
Serving Size: 1 (171 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 529.1
- Calories from Fat 316
- Total Fat 35.2 g
- Saturated Fat 21.4 g
- Cholesterol 100.4 mg
- Sodium 701.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 38.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
- Sugars 2.4 g
- Protein 15.4 g
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