Panera Mac and Cheese Recipe
This Panera Mac and Cheese Recipe tastes so much like the real thing! We save ourselves so much money making this Panera copycat recipe at home.
Servings: 6 people
Liquid measuring cup
- 1 pound Lumaconi pasta or medium shells
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 ½ cups milk anything but skim milk
- 4 ounces white American cheese from the deli counter about 6 slices sliced into strips
- 8 ounces extra-sharp white cheddar shredded
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Cook pasta following the package directions.
Melt butter over low heat in a large saucepan. While whisking constantly, whisk in the flour. Cook for 1 minute.
Slowly whisk in the milk; cook over medium heat. Whisk until the mixture thickens and bubbles before removing from heat.
Stir in the cheeses and salt until the cheese melts and the sauce becomes smooth.
Add in the pasta and stir thoroughly. Cook over medium heat for one minute.
Serving: 1cup | Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 536IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 1mg