Family-Size Mac 'N' Cheese Family-Size Mac 'N' Cheese

Family-Size Mac 'N' Cheese | Food styling by Claire Stubbs | Prop styling by Catherine Doherty Image by: Maya Visnyei

You can't beat a classic comfort dish like mac 'n' cheese. It's a family favourite, student soul food and late-night crowd-pleaser. Making it from scratch isn't difficult—once you prep a big batch of the sauce, the rest is child's play.

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Total time 45 minutes
  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups elbow macaroni or cavatappi
  • 6 cups Big Batch Mac 'n' Cheese Sauce (recipe in Method)
  • 1 cup Herbed Bread Crump Topping (recipe in Method)

Method

Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 10- to 12-cup casserole dish. In large sauce­-pan of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions until almost al dente: drain. Set aside.

Heat Big Batch Mac 'n' Cheese Sauce in same pan over medium heat, stir-­ring often, until warmed through, 3 to 5 minutes; stir in pasta. Scrape into prepared dish. Sprinkle with Herbed Bread Crumb Topping. Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 15 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Make-ahead: Let mac 'n' cheese cool for 15 minutes. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Get the recipe: Herbed Bread Crumb Topping

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 624 mg
  • Sugars 9 g
  • Protein 24 g
  • Calories 549
  • Total fat 23 g
  • Potassium 308 mg
  • Cholesterol 67 mg
  • Saturated fat 13 g
  • Total carbohydrate 62 g

%RDI

  • Iron 18
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 67
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 42
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 24
  • Vitamin C 2
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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