Macaroni and Cheese Souffle Recipe

macaroni and cheese souffle
Diana Rattray
  • 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
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The eggs give this rich macaroni and cheese casserole a fluffy, custard-like consistency. It's a popular version of everyone's favorite dish.

Feel free to add your own touch to the dish. Jalapeno peppers or bacon are excellent options. A combination of cheeses can be used as well. Make it with cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, or use grated Parmesan cheese for the topping instead of the 1/2 cup of cheddar.

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/2 cups macaroni (uncooked)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package directions in boiling salted water; drain and set aside.
  3. Combine milk, 3 tablespoons melted butter, the flour, salt, pepper, and eggs in a mixing bowl; whisk until smooth and well-blended.
  4. Layer half of cooked macaroni in bottom of a shallow, buttered 2-quart baking dish; sprinkle with 2 cups cheese and top with remaining macaroni.
  5. Pour milk and egg mixture over macaroni.
  1. Toss the breadcrumbs with remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter; sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top of macaroni and cheese mixture.
  2. Bake macaroni and cheese for about 45 minutes; sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and continue baking for about 5 minutes longer, or until it is set.

Kitchen Notes

Use the food processor to turn day-old bread into fine breadcrumbs. Transfer the breadcrumbs to freezer bags and freeze. You'll have fresh breadcrumbs for casseroles, meatloaf, meatballs, and other dishes whenever you need them.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 762
Total Fat 50 g
Saturated Fat 27 g
Unsaturated Fat 15 g
Cholesterol 233 mg
Sodium 1,077 mg
Carbohydrates 43 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 35 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)