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    Basic Macaroni and Cheese

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    Amber Matlock's Note:

    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. 1
      Boil and drain macaroni per box instructions.
    2. 2
      Melt the butter in a skillet.
    3. 3
      Sprinkle in flour and stir until pasty.
    4. 4
      Whisk in warmed milk and let cook until thickened.
    5. 5
      Add cheese to sauce.
    6. 6
      Add sauce to pasta.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 14, 2013


    • on May 04, 2012


      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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    • on April 28, 2012


      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!

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Macaroni and Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (240 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 682.6
    Calories from Fat 297
    Total Fat 33.0 g
    Saturated Fat 20.4 g
    Cholesterol 101.0 mg
    Sodium 548.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 63.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 2.4 g
    Protein 31.7 g

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