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    Baked Macaroni & Cheese W/ Breadcrumb Topping

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    55 mins

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    45 mins

    Chubby Bunny 1983's Note:

    Homemade Macaroni & Cheese with a delicious breadcrumb topping!!

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    1. 1
      Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Shred the two cheeses into two different bowls.
    3. 3
      Prepare elbow macaroni as directed on box. Drain and set aside for a moment.
    4. 4
      Grease entire surface of your 9"x 13" baking pan generously with butter.
    5. 5
      Start Preparation by covering the bottom of the dish with half of the cooked elbow macaroni.
    6. 6
      Cut 2 TBSP of butter into small pieces (like a pat of butter) and spread them over the macaroni evenly.
    7. 7
      Add a layer of half of the Cheddar Cheese, then half of the Monterey Jack or Mild Cheddar Cheese.
    8. 8
      Add the other half of the elbow macaroni, THEN 2 more TBSP of butter cut into small pieces and spread out evenly.
    9. 9
      Add the other half of both cheeses.
    10. 10
      Add the 2 Cups of milk.
    11. 11
      FINALLY -- Sprinkle the breadcrumbs lightly in a thin layer over top of the whole dish (you may use more or less than my recipe calls for).
    12. 12
      Put in oven at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until lightly browned
    13. 13

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 16, 2014


      I call this "Daddy mac and cheese" because it's so easy even I can do it. ;-) The kids love it! And now that I know this recipe, the box kind just doesn't cut it any more. I grease the pan with garlic olive oil and leave out the butter. And slice up a couple slices of whole wheat bread for the breadcrumbs. And use a large cast iron pan. (it's heavy)

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    • on May 12, 2013

      My first meal cooked from these menus. I really enjoyed it but I think next time I will use less butter and maybe keep the same amount of cheese but increase the macaroni portion as it was a bit greasy. Very tasty overall, added parmesan cheese to the breadcrumbs.

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    • on April 23, 2013


      Delicious and easy, used pinko instead or regular bread crumbs. Very filling and fattening tho:(

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    Nutritional Facts for Baked Macaroni & Cheese W/ Breadcrumb Topping

    Serving Size: 1 (181 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 709.3
    Calories from Fat 360
    Total Fat 40.0 g
    Saturated Fat 24.6 g
    Cholesterol 115.5 mg
    Sodium 817.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 54.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 5.7 g
    Protein 32.5 g

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