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    Dan's Favorite Mac and Cheese

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    1 hr 25 mins

    25 mins

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    KK - Chef #426156's Note:

    My stepfather, Dan Kroesen, loved mac and cheese, especially at Thanksgiving. He called this recipe "el primo" and I named it after him. Sometimes I use 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper instead of the paprika for a little added zip.

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    Serves: 10-12


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    1. 1
      Cook the pasta until 'al dente' on the package directions. Meanwhile, melt the butter, then add the flour and cook until the mixture loosens, like a regular roux. Add the dry mustard, salt and paprika. Add the milk and simmer about 10 minutes, until thickened.
    2. 2
      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    3. 3
      Toss the cheeses together.
    4. 4
      Place 1/2 of the pasta in a large casserole (at least a 9x13 pan, or slightly larger), sprinkle with 1/2 of the cheeses, then with 1/2 of the cream sauce.
    5. 5
      Then layer the rest of the pasta, the rest of the cream sauce and top with the rest of the cheeses.
    6. 6
      Bake in the bottom third of the oven for approximately 1 hour, or until the casserole is nice and bubbly with browning around the edges.
    7. 7
      Let rest 5-10 minutes before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 17, 2011


      Made this partly for the house-bound neighbors I cook for quite a bit, & they absolutely love mac & cheese, so, during PAC, I make it for them a lot! This time I took your time & used a bit of cayenne pepper & they enjoyed that very much, as did the 2 of us, since I ALWAYS keep a bit back just for us! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Very easy to prepare, & since we always enjoy both honeydew & cantelope

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    Nutritional Facts for Dan's Favorite Mac and Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (179 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 554.3
    Calories from Fat 276
    Total Fat 30.6 g
    Saturated Fat 18.6 g
    Cholesterol 91.0 mg
    Sodium 761.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 42.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 6.0 g
    Protein 26.2 g

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