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Better Than Grandmas Macaroni and Cheese

Super Cheesey Sharp Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
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Servings: 8
Calories: 956kcal


  • 1 lb cheddar cheese Extra sharp, grated
  • 1/2 lb cream cheese or american cheese
  • 1 lb macaroni
  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • 1.5 tsp chicken base gluten free, bouillon
  • 1 each garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp mustard dried
  • 1.5 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • cook 1 lb macaroni in 4 quarts of boiling water, 10 - 12 minutes. follow instructions on package
    macaroni and cheese ingredients
  • in saucepot, add cream, dry mustard, and chicken base, heat on medium-high to simmer
  • cut cream cheese into chunks and stir into hot cream, stir until creamy
  • strain pasta when cooked, leave in strainer until sauce is ready
  • stir in shredded extra sharp cheddar, stir until smooth
  • add pepper, and milk, stir
  • Combine macaroni with sauce in large pot, stir to thoroughly mix

For a baked option, melt 1/4 cup of butter and toss with 1 cup of panko crumbs.  Place macaroni in 9X9 casserole dish, top with buttered crumbs and bake for 30 - 45 minutes at 375 until golden crispy

    Nutrition Facts
    Better Than Grandmas Macaroni and Cheese
    Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
    Calories 956 Calories from Fat 666
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 74g114%
    Saturated Fat 45g281%
    Cholesterol 254mg85%
    Sodium 602mg26%
    Potassium 338mg10%
    Carbohydrates 49g16%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 4g4%
    Protein 26g52%
    Vitamin A 2715IU54%
    Vitamin C 1mg1%
    Calcium 546mg55%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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