Mac and Cheese with Tomato Jam | Woodhill Cottage Recipes

Mac and Cheese with Tomato Jam

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Total time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4-6


  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup seasoned Panko bread crumbs
  • Garnish: shredded cheese, thyme sprigs

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Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Add the pasta and cook 2 minutes less than the package directs. Drain and set aside.

In a large oven-safe skillet (if you don't have a skillet that goes in the oven you can transfer your mac and cheese to a baking dish in a bit), melt the butter and whisk in the flour.

Add the milk, salt and pepper and cook over medium heat 5 minutes then add the tomatoes and stir to combine.

Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce thickens, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the cheese and stir until it melts. Stir in the cooked pasta.

If transferring to a baking dish, spray the dish with non-stick spray. If not, transfer your skillet to the oven and top with the shredded cheese and bread crumbs, if desired.

Bake until golden and bubbly--about 35-40 minutes. Serve warm.

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