Food Recipes Macaroni and Cheese 3.4 (410) 20 Reviews By Sara Quessenberry Sara Quessenberry Sara Quessenberry is a recipe developer, food stylist, and cookbook author with nearly two decades of experience in the culinary arts. She was a food stylist and recipe developer at Real Simple for five years. She's currently the food director at doitDelicious.com. Highlights: * Food director at doitDelicious.com * Collaborates with Jessica Seinfeld on recipes for her cookbooks and website * Wrote an award-winning cookbook, The Good Neighbor Cookbook Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines and Rori Spinelli-Trovato Rori Spinelli-Trovato Rori Spinelli-Trovato is a restauranteur, food stylist, and chef. Highlights: * Work has been featured in Real Simple, Food & Wine, Health, Oprah.com, Delish, Fine Cooking, Bon Appetit, and more * Owner of Rori's Artisanal Creamery, a small-batch ice cream shop based in Santa Barbara, California Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on January 11, 2019 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Use a mixture of Gruyère and Cheddar cheeses for more complex flavors. Get the recipe:Macaroni and Cheese. Photo: Sang An Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1 hrs Yield: 6 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 5 tablespoons butter, plus more for the baking dish 1 pound elbow macaroni ½ cup all-purpose flour 6 cups whole milk 2 cups grated Gruyere (8 ounces) 1 ½ cups grated Cheddar (6 ounces) ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper Kosher salt Directions 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 802 Calories 39g Fat 76g Carbs 37g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 802 % Daily Value * Total Fat 39g 50% Saturated Fat 23g 115% Cholesterol 119mg 40% Sodium 894mg 39% Total Carbohydrate 76g 28% Protein 37g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.