Classic Mac 'n Cheese with A Twist

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Ready in 45 minutes

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1 pound Elbow macaroni,; Rotini. or other medium pasta shape
2 tablespoons Margarine
6 tablespoons All-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese,; grated
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon Salt
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese,; grated

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse under cold water and set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a medium saucepan, melt margarine over low heat. Stir in flour with a whisk and cook, stirring, for 1minute. Gradually whisk in the milk and bring the sauce to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add Cheddar cheese, cayenne pepper and salt.Stir until the cheese has melted.

In a large mixing bowl, stir the cheesesauce and pasta together. Spoon into a 1 1/2-quart oven proof casserole dish.Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top. Bake until browned on top and hot all the way through, about 30-35 minutes.

Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts Servingsize: 1 serving Amount Per Serving Calories 394.00 %Daily Value Total Fat 15.00g 23% Cholesterol 0.00mg 0% Sodium 700.00mg 29% Carbohydrates 44.00g 14% Protein 18.00g 36% Percent daily values based on a 2000 caloriediet. Nutrition information provided by the recipe author.


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Made this twice now with gluten free pasta and it turns out wonderfully! Nice alternative to boxed Mac n cheese which I can't have. Is made with ingredients I always have on hand. Perfect!
ccb4342 3y ago

[I made edits to this recipe.]
sgrishka 6y ago

i am going to put up a full, revised version of this recipe. The recipe that this came from is very good so look for my revised version if you want to make it.
ethandixon 6y ago

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