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Marvelicious Mac and Cheese

Marvelicious mac and cheese.

Marvelicious Mac and Cheese

Nothing says comfort food quite like this Marvelicious Mac and Cheese recipe right out of the oven.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 1016 kcal


  • cups fat-free milk
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni uncooked, 7 ounces
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • cups shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese reserve ½ cup for topping


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, heat milk and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Gradually whisk in flour, salt and dry mustard and simmer for 1 minute, whisking occasionally.
  • Remove from heat; stir in 2 cups of cheese until melted. Add drained macaroni to saucepan and toss with cheese sauce. Transfer mixture to an 8- or 9-inch square baking dish; top with ½ cup shredded cheese.
  • Bake uncovered until hot and bubbly, about 20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Add some color and boost the nutrition by sautéing some chopped red pepper and broccoli florets in the butter before adding the flour.