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I use this as a base for various Mac & Cheese recipes
"You don't need the extra 2 cups of cheese. You also add in the bread crumbs just before you put it in the oven. Add them last and mix it up in the pan before you put it in the casserole. Also sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top after you remove it from the oven. I added a LB of ground beef to the casserole and it came out delicious. "- Tonio909
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Cook the macaroni in boiling water for about 10 minutes until tender but still firm.
Drain well and set aside. In a deep skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour to make a roux and cook, stirring, to remove any lumps. Pour in the milk and cook until the mixture is thick and smooth.
Season with salt and pepper. Stir in 2 cups Cheddar and continue to cook until melted. Add the cooked macaroni and stir. Transfer the mixture to a 2-quart casserole dish. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 20 minutes.
Remove the casserole from oven, top with remaining 1/2-cup cheese. Bake for an additional 5 minutes until hot and bubbly.
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te1307 1 month agoMy whole family loved it, will make it again.
TMcR 1 month agoSuch a yummy treat during cold winter months
Lynn1775 1 month agoExcellent basic Mac-n-cheese, I made half the recipe and it came out great. Topped with 3 slices white bread, torn up and mixed with 2 tbsp melted butter, baked at 350 for .5 hour for a crunchy buttery top. Yum!
greatfoodgreatcompany 1 month agoCould I substitute the sharp cheddar with shredded Mexican cheese?
Iluvjon4eva26 11 month agoIt was ok...
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MinnaB 11 month agoGood mac n cheese
FortunaFaythe 11 month agoTasted amazing! Thank you for this wonderful base recipe. You can add anything to this recipe!
jsnyder86 11 month agopretty basic mac and cheese nothing fancy, I put bacon in mine and used the bacon drippings instead of butter. Its good for what it is, ya know?
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Jillmaican 1 year agoAwesome r tasted great
Kandicelyons 1 year agoThe best Mac and cheese I've ever had ;)
MrsJackson10 1 year agoAbsolutely amazing! DELICIOUS great recipe
Summer73 1 year agoThe best Mac n Cheese ever!
ashlynncathcart 1 year agoDelicious! And the first mac n cheese recipe that has turned out perfectly for me.
Tonio909 2 years agoYou don't need the extra 2 cups of cheese. You also add in the bread crumbs just before you put it in the oven. Add them last and mix it up in the pan before you put it in the casserole. Also sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top after you remove it from the oven. I added a LB of ground beef to the casserole and it came out delicious.
KristenW11 2 years agoThis was really great. I found that a little less milk and a little more flour and cheese makes it a perfect amount of cheesy. But all together, so yummy!
2cookbetter 2 years agoMade this for a christmas party for work 25 people. They loved it. Had no left overs.
Stewdebaker 2 years agoIt's okay. Directions left out the other two cups of cheese and bread crumbs.