Dairy Farmers of Canada

Easy Creamy Mac'n Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is the perfect comfort food. This recipe is filled with lip-smacking goodness, starring lots of cheese, cream and milk. Kids love macaroni and cheese and they’ll go crazy for this version. Why not put a smile on their face and serve it tonight?

  • Prep: 10 min - 15 min
  • Cooking: 25 min - 30 min
Yields 8 servings
Easy Creamy Mac'n Cheese


  • 1 lb (450 g) macaroni
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all purpose flour
  • 2 cups (500 mL) 18 % cream
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Milk
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Canadian Cheddar shredded
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Topping
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) dried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Canadian White Cheddar shredded
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Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender; drain well.

Heat butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and gradually stir in cream and milk. Return to medium heat and stir until sauce boils and thickens about 5 min. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes; remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients and macaroni. Spoon into a buttered large oven proof casserole dish.

Combine bread crumbs and Cheddar cheese for topping in a small bowl. Sprinkle over top of macaroni. Brown under preheated broiler for 5 minutes or until golden.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 352 Calories
Protein: 22 g
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Fat: 21 g
Fibre: 1.3 g
Sodium: 275 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 22 % / 240 mg
Phosphorus: 27 %
Selenium: 48 %
Vitamin A: 26 %
Vitamin B12: 54 %