Macaroni and Cheese
Serves 6| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:
- Heat oven to 400° F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish or some other shallow 3-quart baking dish.
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
- Wipe out the past pot and melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes (do not let it darken). Still stirring, slowly add the milk. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce slightly thickens, 6 to 8 minutes.
- Add the Gruyère, Cheddar, cayenne, and 1½ teaspoon salt and cook just until the cheeses melt. Mix in the pasta. Transfer the pasta mixture to the prepared baking dish and bake until golden, 25 to 30 minutes.
- Per Serving
- Calories 802
- Fat 39g
- Sat Fat 23g
- Cholesterol 119mg
- Sodium 894mg
- Protein 37g
- Carbohydrate 76g
- Fiber 3g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .
Do-ahead: Assemble the Macaroni and Cheese but do not bake it. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Bake as directed, adding 15 to 20 minutes to the cooking time.