17 Sep Creamy Mac & Cheese
Creamy Mac & Cheese
Creamy homemade mac & cheese with Italian dressing
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
- 2 c. macaroni
- 1/4 c. butter cubed
- 1/4 c. all purpose flour
- 2 c. heavy cream
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 4 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 1/3 c. Panko bread crumbs
- 2 T. butter melted
- Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare macaroni according to package directions.
In a large sauce pan, melt butter and stir in flour, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and gradually stir in heavy cream.
Return to heat and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
Add Italian seasoning and stir.
Stir in cream cheese.
Add shredded cheddar cheese to mixture, a little at a time. Continue to stir until the cream cheese starts to melt.
Drain macaroni and stir into cheese sauce.
Transfer to a greased 8 inch square baking dish.
Melt butter and add bread crumbs.
Sprinkle bread crumbs over macaroni and cheese.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Optional items that may be stirred in include 2 T. of diced onions or substitute French fried onions for the breadcrumbs. (Not included in Nutritional Analysis).
Adapted from Homemade