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Great Mac and Cheese

Great Mac and Cheese

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
George Couch

George Couch

Kids love it; easy to make. Also good if you add a cup of cubed cooked ham!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 408 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 20.4 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.9g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 17 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 670 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour and salt and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes more.
  2. Add milk and macaroni to saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Mix in cheese, and stir until cheese melts.
  4. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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Reviews

DaniGirl
63

DaniGirl

2/26/2007

Just made it. I followed the recipe and kept in mind what the other reviews said about cook time and adding more milk. I actually cooked it in 20-30 minutes and with the exact amount of milk. I chose to cook it slowly and watch the temperature to insure the right texture (I tend to burn milk easily). My only difference is that I doubled the recipe. If the pasta is sucking up alot of milk you may be using the wrong pasta. Make sure it is elbows or like. Also, I used already shredded melting cheese from Kraft. I did not have a grainy consistency. I thought this was tasty and easy. I would make this again without hesitation.

Dasisalles
41

Dasisalles

9/8/2007

Gooey and delicious for sure. I didn't know if the pasta should be cooked first. It shouldn't. I seasoned the onions with salt and pepper and added a minced clove of garlic. I also added some flavor to the extra sharp cheddar with a couple of splashes of hot sauce. Great!

Jessica
30

Jessica

1/13/2011

when making baked mac n cheese all you need is macaroni or shell noodles, regular bag or medium size box of noodles, (small) boil until done . Drain, add tblspn of butter (optional) add whatever cheese (shredded ) into hot drained noodles mix until melted add about a 1/2 cup of mik, mix, dump into preheated of (450 degrees) let it bake until the top of the mac n cheese is golden brown. This is all u need. Putting flour and crackers is to much junk for the trunk, lets keep simple. yummmy!

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