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Crunchy White Baked Macaroni & Cheese

This creamy, bubbly, indulgent classic is down-home comfort food at its finest. The topping is made with panko bread crumbs for an extra bit of crunch. —Nicole Duffy, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 pound white deli cheese, cubed
  • 8 ounces cubed white cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes


  • In a large saucepan, cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • In same saucepan, combine the evaporated milk, whole milk, deli cheese and cheddar cheese. Cook and stir until cheeses are melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in macaroni; heat through. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and parsley flakes; sprinkle over macaroni mixture. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake until bubbly and golden brown, 10-15 minutes longer. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 639 calories, 31g fat (18g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 1091mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • Appy_Girl
    Aug 4, 2020

    Very good. Cheesy bottom. Crunchy topping. I reduced the amount of the topping. Love the use of evaporated milk. Nice reduction of calories and fat. Very enjoyable.

  • cynandtom
    Sep 28, 2019

    I used corkscrews because I had them on hand, no other changes. Five ?? creamy, cheesy, deliciousness!

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    Aug 12, 2019

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    Jul 11, 2019

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