Basic Macaroni and Cheese

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20 mins

This is a very basic macaroni and cheese that is good on it's own, or can be used as the base to many different spins.

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  1. Boil and drain macaroni per box instructions.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet.
  3. Sprinkle in flour and stir until pasty.
  4. Whisk in warmed milk and let cook until thickened.
  5. Add cheese to sauce.
  6. Add sauce to pasta.
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Almost followed your recipe, but I did end up sprinkling the finished product with some nutty, whole grain bread crumbs, & then popped in in the oven to brown the top! Definitely worked for us, & we had a satisfyingly comforting meal! [Made & reviewed for the closing of Pick A Chef event]

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This is a great base recipe. I used it to use up some milk and cheeses that needed to be used before they went bad. I made 3/4 of the recipe with 2% milk, 4 oz American cheese, and 8 oz cheddar-jack cheese. Be sure to add the cheese a little at a time, allowing each addition to melt before adding more. I added a little sprinkle of fresh ground pepper on top before digging in :) Thanks for sharing!