Panera's Macaroni and Cheese Copycat Recipe
This easy macaroni and cheese recipe is so good that you won't believe you're taste buds. Be careful with this Panera's Macaroni and Cheese Copycat Recipe; this recipe is pure, cheesy temptation.
There is no closer recipe to the real thing than this creamy macaroni and cheese recipe. In fact, you'll completely forget you made it yourself. But the best part about making this recipe at home is that you can adjust the recipe however you'd like. Panera's mac and cheese is notorious for being delicious but packed with calories (roughly 950 per serving).
By making this at home, you can choose a type of pasta, like quinoa pasta or even whole wheat pasta, that has fewer calories, so you can enjoy this delicious comfort food without all the guilt.
And don't worry: as long as you choose the right blends of cheeses, your mac and cheese will still taste just as delicious as it does at Panera. There's nothing quite like a bowl of Panera mac and cheese when you're craving some comfort food. With restaurant recipes like this, you will no longer have to leave your house to get some.
Preparation Time5 min
Cooking Time20 min
- 2 cups medium shell pasta, uncooked
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Dijon style mustard
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup grated sharp white cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
In a four-quart non-stick saucepan over medium high heat, place dry pasta, milk, salt, and mustard.
Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently over medium low heat until pasta is cooked and sauce has thickened, (about 20-30 minutes).
Remove pan from the heat and stir in the butter and cheese. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
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