my family said it tasted just like Stouffer's! they loved it this is my go to recipie for mac and cheese from now on
This is a great recipe only problem had was with the amount of milk this recipe said to use. This is way to much. I found adding Cayenne pepper adds a real nice flavor to the dish.
I love mac n cheese and this was my first time making it so I followed the recipe exactly. I found this recipe a little bland. I would recommend using less milk and more cheese. Throw a little fontina cheese in there too and maybe sharp cheddar instead of cheddar.
How right you are......I did, and it was delish....thanks for your comment!!!!!
Once in a while can't hurt....this is a crowd pleaser!
802 calories per serving??? I'd love to see a healthy mac and cheese recipe that is lower in calories!
This was the best mac & cheese my family has ever had. We actually subbed out the cheddar and guyere for a cheddar gouda combo we found at Trader Joe's. Sprinkled the top with bacon. Perfect for the first snowy night of the year. Delicious!
This dish is my oven now... from the first time I read this recipe, pouring it in the baking dish & watching it bake, I think 6 cups of milk is way too much. I think Mac'n Cheese made right will always be considered high calorie & unhealthy if eaten too much, unless made with Cauliflower & low cal cheese... But what's the fun in that! Remember everything in moderation. I was just looking for meatless dish to make during lent. I also had a 1/2 cup of Feta in my refrigerator, that I added to the recipe. I'll let you know how it comes out!
unless you're eating this every day, don't think it's going to kill you to make this recipe. Yes, you can easily trim some calories and fat off - I used 2% cheddar, 2% milk and Ronzoni Smart Taste elbow mac - this brand is my new savior for pasta dishes! Was it as good as original - probably not but it was still very good! And yes, I still may make it the original way - you only live once!! But seriously, keep the horrifying opinions to yourself - I love to eat!!
Has anyone tried this using reduced fat or fat free milk as a replacement for whole milk? I just made it tonight and it's turned out rather liquidy...it's not done cooking yet, but I'm scared of the results, especially since the gruyere was so expensive.
It's horrifying not because of the calorie count alone, but also because of the cholesterol and saturated fats. I agree with moderation, but there are ways to eat things without having a horrifying amount of plaque built-up to it.
It's in a 13x9 pan. It's 6 servings. Cut 6 even pieces in your 13x9 pan. That's your serving size.
i couldnt agree with you more Heididisco! i laughed when i read the comments on the calories. puhlease! i didnt know that real simple had an obligation to post low calorie recipes. i believe that is what cooking light mag is for. better yet, do like what Mcchampe did.DIY instead of criticizing real simple for posting a good ol mac n cheese recipe. even though the "horrifying"comment could have been left out. tad bit dramatic for just a recipe. i cant wait to fix it and eat it. moderation folks, moderation.
I am always searching for the best mac & cheese recipe and am looking forward to trying this one out today after I buy the ingredients. I use only real butter, milk and cheese - not everyone wants a low fat alternative! Dinner tonight should be delicious!
802 calories per serving? YIKES! What counts as a serving?
I agree. This looks as if it would serve 10 as a side dish.
802 calories and 39 grams of fat - it's a heart attack waiting to happen..... Certainly Real Simple can do better than this recipe.
On all recipes, please define the serving size -- one cup? 1/2 cup? 4" square?
Why on earth would anyone eat something that has 802 calories per serving. It's like committing suicide slowly.
I went looking for a comfort food recipe and boy did I find it here. Brought it to a get together with friends and it was a big hit. Also, I appreciate that it doesn't have bread crumbs on top because I think that ruins a good homemade mac and cheese.