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Simple cheesy goodness...a true comfort food. This is the Macaroni and Cheese recipe that I grew up with. It's very easy to make, very tasty, and far better than the kind out of the box. I believe my mother may have gotten the recipe from one of her old Betty Crocker cookbooks. I like the recipe because it's so classic and so simple. Today, it's still a family favorite that we enjoy at least two or three times a month.
"Made this tonight - wonderful recipe! Next time I will probably use half the specified cayenne, not my favorite flavor but it does add something, I wouldn't want to cut it out altogether! I also sauteed some diced garlic cloves in olive oil, and stirred them into the pasta before baking - came out well! If you're a garlic fan, I highly recommend trying it. :) The butter could easily be cut down a little as well without sacrificing anything from the dish, I think - maybe 1/2 to 2/3 of what is called for. "- NotaCylon
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.
While macaroni is cooking, melt butter in a heavy-bottomed 3-quart saucepan over low heat. Whisk in flour, salt, pepper, mustard, cayenne and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in cheese and cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted.
Drain macaroni and gently stir into cheese sauce. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Bake uncovered until bubbly, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and rest for five minutes before serving.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
It makes a great side dish, especially for fried chicken, chops, meatloaf, or my favorite...salmon patties.
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B_Williams1992 1 week agoHands down the best mac and cheese I've had. Simple recipe to make and it's delicious! My kids love it!
mrsmanley23 2 weeks agoMy family LOVED this recipe!! Tastes AMAZING!!! I added another cup of cheese to the sauce and another cup of noodles. Will be using this recipe from now on!
carrielfreeman 3 weeks agoI love this recipe and make it on a regular basis. The only thing I sometimes add to it is a pinch of mixed italian herbs to give it a little more bite
WifeChefRoblyer 1 month agoI've made this twice, the first time didn't love it, the second time I used pepper jack cheese and it was much better but still a little thick. Next time I'll try less flour for a more runny cheese. The honey also suggested maybe trying a cream or buttermilk. I feel the base recipe is a good start but we'll be tweaking it to our liking.
mizchele 2 months agoGood but not very flavorful.
Trisha801 2 months agoMade this tonight and I loved it! I put corn and green chiles in it and it was sooo good! The green chiles gave it a great mild spice. Will make again
terryfedelia_bourgault 2 months agoDidn't care for it
BluFridae 3 months agoNot my favorite macaroni and cheese but its doesn't taste bad. I'm not crazy about the texture
Threader132 4 months agoLoved the spiciness! Added less butter, used fat free milk & more like 3-4 cups of it.
elaineg1113 4 months agoBest Macaroni and Cheese I've made in a long time
MississippiMule 4 months agoI made this receipt tonight and my pickey family loved it!! It is the best I have had in a very long time!! Thank you for sharing this great receipt! I will definitely use this receipt when I make Macaroni and Cheese again!!
jcplains 5 months ago
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martinlegrand 5 months ago
spaige 6 months agoJust made it for a second time. This is the best homemade macaroni & cheese we've ever had! Thank you, again for posting it. :-) Update: AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
bonnie-rose 6 months ago
sHellsKitchen 6 months agoWas OK, but I wouldn't make it again. Something tasted off - think it was the cayenne and likely would have been better with Franks Hot Sauce for heat. Sorry but my search for the best mac-n-cheese continues...
Houdai 6 months agoAll I have to do is tell my family that I am making baked macaroni and cheese for dinner, and they all show up! Best I have tried, and I have tried many different mac and cheese recipes! I do double the recipe and add extra cheese. One night I made it with 1% milk and you could not taste the difference!
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