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Crunchy White Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing.

Makes

8 servings

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
Crunchy White Baked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. 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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