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    Best Ever Macaroni & Cheese

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    45 mins

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    KimmieCat's Note:

    This is a family recipe, and an all time favorite of mine. Some people like to substitute cheddar cheese, but I don't like it myself. For me it's American cheese or no Mac & Cheese. The amount of cheese is an estimate, I just grate enough until I think it is cheesy enough. Blocks of American cheese is hard to find for me, so I've used sliced American cheese and have not had a problem. I hope you enjoy!

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    Serves: 4-6


    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Bring water to boil in a sauce pan.
    2. 2
      Add 1 teaspoon of salt & macaroni to pan and stir.
    3. 3
      When water boils again, reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes, drain macaroni.
    4. 4
      Butter or coat a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
    5. 5
      Cover the casserole dish with a layer of macaroni.
    6. 6
      Add a layer of grated American cheese.
    7. 7
      Salt and pepper to lightly cover layer, add a small amount of butter.
    8. 8
      Repeat layering procedure, end with a layer of cheese.
    9. 9
      Beat one egg, add 1 1/4 cup milk and stir together. Pour egg/milk mixture over macaroni & cheese. If necessary, add enough milk to bring the milk level with 3/4-inch of top of macaroni & cheese.
    10. 10
      Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, uncovered.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 04, 2013

      I made a scaled back amount for this recipe, for two. I used Boar's Head White American Cheese, that I shredded and also sharp cheddar cheese, in equal amounts. The only other change I made, was to use egg beaters, to fit diet, and then baked as instructed. After the bake time was up, it was still way too runny/too much liquid, so I put it bake in for a longer time. I am not giving a star rating, as my changes may have changed the recipe too much. The end result was a kind of curdled mess of cheese and noodles. So I am also wondering if the the hunk of American cheese they gave me at the deli was old, as I know the shredded cheddar was good, as I have used it in recent recipes??? Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for Rookie Recipe Tag Game.

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    Nutritional Facts for Best Ever Macaroni & Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (340 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 310.1
    Calories from Fat 44
    Total Fat 4.9 g
    Saturated Fat 2.3 g
    Cholesterol 57.1 mg
    Sodium 651.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 52.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 1.8 g
    Protein 12.6 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    American cheese

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