Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese

Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese

This is America’s favorite comfort food – tender macaroni, rich and cheesy sauce and a crisp crumb topping.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 397 kcal


  • 1 package elbow macaroni 16 ounces
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp McCormick® Ground Mustard
  • 1 ½ tsp McCormick® Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 6 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp McCormick® Paprika


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook macaroni in large saucepan as directed on package for al dente pasta. Rinse under cold water; drain well.
  • Melt butter in same saucepan on medium heat. Sprinkle with flour and seasonings. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until well blended. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Stirring constantly, cook 3 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken. Stir in cheese until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Add macaroni; toss gently to coat. Pour into greased 13×9-inch baking dish. Mix panko and paprika; sprinkle evenly over top.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown on top. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.



(per Serving)
Calories 397
Total Fat 21g
Cholesterol 57mg
Sodium 522mg
Carbohydrates 35g
Fiber 2g
Protein 17g

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