One Pot Creamy Mac and Cheese Bar
This One Pot Creamy Mac and Cheese Bar is going to become your next go-to dinner party idea, filled with fun toppings like veggies, bacon and ground beef!
Servings: 8 servings
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 3 cups 2% milk
- 4 cups water
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1 box Barilla Pronto macaroni 340g
- 1 cups medium cheddar
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- ground beef
- green onion
- red pepper
- red onion
- Diced tomatoes
- Sliced jalapeños
In a large, deep pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add flour, whisking frequently. Add milk 1 cup at a time, whisking to remove lumps and stirring until thickened.
Add water, bringing the mixture to an almost boil. Add salt and pepper, then pasta, stirring frequently and cooking for 10-11 min.
Meanwhile, fry ground beef and/or bacon until cooked through. Prepare other desired toppings.
When pasta is al dente, stir in all four cheeses and mix well. Remove from heat and serve alongside toppings.
Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 679mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 15.7mg | Calcium: 500mg | Iron: 1.1mg