Yummy homemade mac and cheese!!

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 2 quart casserole dish.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Transfer to prepared casserole dish and lay cheese slices over macaroni. Sprinkle with paprika.

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add milk and flour, stirring until it thickens. Stir in salt and pepper and pour over macaroni and cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

576.2 calories; 26.75 g protein; 52.67 g carbohydrates; 28.31 g fat; 84.61 mg cholesterol; 1026.21 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

10/15/2003
Just like Grandma used to make although she used Extra Sharp cheddar and added little cayanne pepper to boot! Make a huge batch put some in lots of little tin throw away dishes cook and freeze for later just like Grandma did!!
(18)

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07/24/2003
I was extremely disappointed in this recipe. I was really looking forward to some good homemade macaroni and cheese. My sons love the boxed stuff and I was trying to coax them away from it with this recipe. I thought I would try layering the noodles and cheese so that there would be cheese throughout not just on top however it still didn't solve the problem of bland taste. I'm not sure I would try it again but if I did I would try mixing it all together and see if that helps.
(7)
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10/15/2003
Good basic macaroni and cheese recipe. Really easy to make. I added a little dry mustard to mine. Also use a sharp or even extra sharp cheese to get the best flavor.
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10/15/2003
Just like Grandma used to make although she used Extra Sharp cheddar and added little cayanne pepper to boot! Make a huge batch put some in lots of little tin throw away dishes cook and freeze for later just like Grandma did!!
(18)
07/24/2003
This is the basic recipe that I have used for macaroni and cheese for years. I always add some grated onion or some onion powder tsp. or two of prepared mustard and a little worcestershire sauce to give it a little zip. Family loves it and it has got to be better for our health than adding a packet of processed dried cheese.
(14)
03/06/2006
This was great! I was very impressed how good it was. I thought it seemed like a lot of milk but the key is to make sure you stir until thick and the milk just absorbed right into the casserole during baking. I also used shredded cheese rather than sliced b/c that is all I had on hand and it was perfect and easier. I will definitely replace my old mac and cheese recipe with this one.
(7)
07/24/2003
I was extremely disappointed in this recipe. I was really looking forward to some good homemade macaroni and cheese. My sons love the boxed stuff and I was trying to coax them away from it with this recipe. I thought I would try layering the noodles and cheese so that there would be cheese throughout not just on top however it still didn't solve the problem of bland taste. I'm not sure I would try it again but if I did I would try mixing it all together and see if that helps.
(7)
05/12/2006
I didn't have enough milk for my regular recipe so I decided to try this out for lunch. It was very good my family really enjoyed it. The only change I made was the addition of bread crumbs on top. (family preference) Oh and I used shredded cheese and mixed it together. One note my family loves salt and we add it to everything. This was salty enough not even my husband added salt. Just thought I would give a heads up to those that dont like it. Anyways thank you for sharing this was delicious!!
(6)
09/05/2006
I thought this was good but lacked flavor if I make it again I will make it with some different cheeses.
(5)
11/06/2006
Not a bad macaroni & cheese recipe! Makes a great side dish but it makes tons - so be prepared for leftovers!
(4)
07/24/2003
Delicious. My kids told me "don't make the stuff in the box anymore only make this recipe". This recipe is really good easy and has a homemade flavor to it. Great recipe Karen!
(4)