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Creamy Classic Mac and Cheese

Creamy Classic Mac and Cheese

Serves 2 | with Crunchy Panko Topper

Easy and cheesy, what's not to love? This diner classic is smothered in a rich creamy sauce and topped with a hefty panko topping that's crispy, buttery and oh so delicious.

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Quick
Allergens:
Gluten
Milk
Wheat

Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.

Preparation Time20 minutes
DifficultyMedium

Ingredients

/ serving 2 people

170 g

Cavatappi

(Contains Gluten)

½ cup

Panko Breadcrumbs

(Contains Wheat)

1 tsp

Garlic Powder

1 tbsp

Cream Sauce Spice Blend

(Contains Wheat)

237 mL

Milk

(Contains Milk)

1 cup

Monterey Jack Cheese

(Contains Milk)

1 cup

White Cheddar Cheese, shredded

(Contains Milk)

1 tbsp

All-Purpose Flour

(Contains Wheat)

7 g

Chives

Not included in your delivery

4 tbsp

Butter*

(Contains Milk)

¼ tsp

Salt*

¼ tsp

Pepper*

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Nutrition Values

Calories1120 kcal
Fat65 g
Saturated Fat41 g
Carbohydrate91 g
Sugar9 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Protein46 g
Cholesterol175 mg
Sodium1520 mg
Trans Fat3 g
Potassium500 mg
Calcium1000 mg
Iron3.75 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.

Utensils

Large Pot
Strainer
Small Bowl
Measuring Spoons
Large Oven-Proof Pan
Whisk
8x8" Baking Dish

Instructions

Boil cavatappi and prep
1

Before starting, preheat the oven to broil.Add 10 cups hot water and 2 tsp salt to a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.Gather all required tools. Add cavatappi to the boiling water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 8-9 min.Reserve 2 tbsp pasta water, then drain and return cavatappi to the same pot, off heat. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Add panko, season with pepper, then stir to combine.

Make cheese sauce
2

Meanwhile, heat a large oven-proof pan over medium heat. When hot, add 2 tbsp butter, then swirl until melted. Sprinkle flour and cream sauce spice blend over top. Cook, stirring often, until toasted, 1 min.Slowly whisk in milk to the pan with butter and flour. Whisk in garlic powder. Cook, whisking often, until sauce thickens slightly, 1-2 min.Slowly whisk in Monterey Jack and half the white cheddar stirring constantly, until combined, 1 min. Season with salt and pepper.Remove pan from the heat, set aside.

Assemble and broil
3

Add reserved pasta water and cavatappi to the pan with cheese sauce. (NOTE: If you don't have an oven-proof pan, transfer mac and cheese to a 8x8-inch baking dish.)Sprinkle remaining white cheddar and panko mixture over top. Bake in the top of the oven until panko mixture is golden-brown, 2-3 min. (NOTE: Keep an eye on mac and cheese so it doesn't burn!)

Finish and serve
4

Thinly slice chives.Sprinkle chives over mac and cheese.Divide between plates or bowls.

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