So easy even a husband can do it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place margarine in 9x13 inch baking dish and put in oven to melt. When margarine is completely melted, pour in macaroni, salt and pepper. Stir until macaroni is coated with butter. Sprinkle cheese over macaroni and then pour milk over all. Do not stir and do not cover dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes. Do not stir while baking.

Nutrition Facts

459 calories; protein 23.6g; carbohydrates 43g; fat 21.1g; cholesterol 52.2mg; sodium 753.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (124)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2004
This recipe would have been great if I'd actually read the recipe right. I cooked the macaroni before putting it in the pan which resulted in a large milky mess. I could tell by the few top pieces that made it that it would have tasted good had I done it correctly. Now I know to use raw macaroni for the next time and I do plan on trying again! Oh well...OOPS! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/22/2005
I decided to try this recipe for myself even though one previous rater said it didn't turn out right and others said it was great. I was very disappointed. It was "milky" and "watery" with a cottage cheese consistancy. Would never make again. Read More
(6)
145 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 18
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2004
This recipe would have been great if I'd actually read the recipe right. I cooked the macaroni before putting it in the pan which resulted in a large milky mess. I could tell by the few top pieces that made it that it would have tasted good had I done it correctly. Now I know to use raw macaroni for the next time and I do plan on trying again! Oh well...OOPS! Read More
(103)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2007
This is the BEST macaroni and cheese ever! I used cheddar and jack cheese and added some garlic & onion powder. REMEMBER--use UNCOOKED macaroni not cooked. So easy and great homemade flavor. You have got to try this. Read More
(53)
Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2003
Being a budget-savvy college student macaroni & cheese is a pretty common meal to my kind. I had the pasta and a package of cheese I was going to just boil the pasta drain and add the cheese but I'm pretty sure the results would've been clumpy and undesirable. So when I stumbled upon this recipe I was psyched to see that I already had all the ingredients and that it was easy and quick to prepare. I just threw it together hit the books (actually the video games but "the books" sounds more responsible) and an hour later had a good meal whose leftovers lasted me a few days. And to add some more nutrition I had it w/ a little frozen broccoli and cheese on the side (Mom should be proud). Overall this is a simple and tasty dish that most people probably already the the ingredients for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2007
I loved this recipe! I made it with 15 servings for a family gathering and everyone loved it. The only changes I made were to use less salt instead of just cheddar I used monterey jack also and cover it while baking. From covering the pan there wasn't any of the crunchy stuff on the top and it was really cheesy and soft. Before serving I stirred it to mix up the cheese and milk on the bottom of the pan added more cheese to the top and re-covered to let the cheese melt on the way to grandma's house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2007
This is a good recipe. I believe that for those who found it to be too milky and watery they should have let it sit out of the oven for about ten minutes giving it time to sit up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2012
This is EXACTLY how Mom made her Macaroni and Cheese only she used shredded gov'ment cheese. I get the same result now if I use half Velveeta half sharp cheddar cheese. Comfort food at it's best. When I make this my family inhales it. If you have a larger family or want seconds best double the recipe. Follow the directions exact and it will come out exactly as it should--do not peek at your dish leave it be for that whole hour it's baking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2004
This is as good as any "homestyle southern comfort food" recipe I have ever tried. Fluffy and golden on the top. And so easy not to have to boil the macaroni! I used small shells. Perfect. Keeper!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2007
I thought this recipe was great! I will definitely make it more often. I tweaked it a little because I'm notorious for that. After I added the cheddar cheese I added a little Mozzarella cheese as well and then I sprinkled a little onion powder evenly over the top. About halfway through the cooking time I sprinkled a few dry bread crumbs over the top to add a little crunch and it was EXCELLENT! I don't have measurments for the things I added b/c I don't measure I just wing it and make it my own! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2009
Awesome my husband loves this reminds him of his grandmothers who made the best. I use low fat cheese and skim milk and it is wonderful and easy. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/22/2005
I decided to try this recipe for myself even though one previous rater said it didn't turn out right and others said it was great. I was very disappointed. It was "milky" and "watery" with a cottage cheese consistancy. Would never make again. Read More
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