Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Photo: William Meppem


6 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Other: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 370 mg
Calories 481
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 57 g
Cholesterol 52 mg
Fat 18 g
Fiber 3 g
Iron 3 mg
Protein 22 mg
Satfat 11 g
Sodium 364 mg


1 pound elbow macaroni
1 tablespoon butter
1 jalapeno, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon coarse-grain mustard
1/2 pound extra-sharp Cheddar, grated (2 cups)
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated


Cook the macaroni according to the package directions; drain well. Return to pot and set aside. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Saute the jalapeno for 1 minute, then add the flour. Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Whisk in the milk and heat to boiling. Add the mustard and cheeses and stir until smooth. Pour the cheese sauce over the macaroni and toss. Heat to warm through.

Kay Chun,

Real Simple

October 2001
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