Creamy Mac & Cheese

17 Sep Creamy Mac & Cheese

Creamy Mac & Cheese

Creamy homemade mac & cheese with Italian dressing

  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare macaroni according to package directions.
  3. In a large sauce pan, melt butter and stir in flour, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and gradually stir in heavy cream.
  4. Return to heat and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Add Italian seasoning and stir.
  6. Stir in cream cheese.
  7. Add shredded cheddar cheese to mixture, a little at a time. Continue to stir until the cream cheese starts to melt.
  8. Drain macaroni and stir into cheese sauce.
  9. Transfer to a greased 8 inch square baking dish.
  10. Melt butter and add bread crumbs.
  11. Sprinkle bread crumbs over macaroni and cheese.
  12. 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).
Potassium: 193
Sodium: 316
Phosphorus: 255

Adapted from Homemade