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    Easy Mac and Cheese

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    1 hr 15 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr

    Kaitlinsmom's Note:

    This is from Aunt Debbie who got it from someone else. It is about the easiest mac and cheese to be made. My 4 year old daughter loves this. This is about as easy as you can get. You can add other ingredients after about 45 minutes according to my sister in law. I like it just with cheese.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Put butter, salt, and pepper in 13x9 pan. Place in oven to melt butter.
    3. 3
      When butter is melted, add uncooked macaroni. Toss to coat with butter.
    4. 4
      Cover buttered, uncooked macaroni with all of the cheese.
    5. 5
      Place pan on a cookie sheet and place on rack in middle of oven. DO THIS BEFORE ADDING MILK. THE PAN WILL BE VERY FULL AFTER NEXT STEP!
    6. 6
      Pour milk over noodles/cheese.
    7. 7
      Bake at 350 for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool for about 10-15 minutes until set.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 07, 2011

      55

      I just made this for dinner tonight but reduced the amounts to 6 portions (1/2 recipe) as there are 2 of us on most days. I also reduced the milk a smidge more than 1/2 as other reviewers mentioned. The taste is very good, the colors are lovely, a creamy white interior and a crusty golden top. I used a combo of mozzerella and monteray jack cheese as that is what I had. Because I made only 1/2 the recipe I cut the time down to 40 min with the bell going off at 30 min to check in. SO GLAD I DID! It was done, noodles are just before too soft and the colors of the outer crust/rim in the beginning stage of brown. So I took a taste....Lovely! Creamy taste, just like old fashioned mac and cheese. This is a keeper and next time I will make the full batch as I think this could be great for lunch leftovers for me for a week.

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    • on July 06, 2011

      55

      This was awesome! We took it to a potluck and it was one of the first dishes gone. I did add garlic powder and onion flakes to it, which make it taste great. It was easy to make and cant wait to make it again!

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    • on July 30, 2013

      55

      I made 2/3 of this recipe and it turned out great. I also used colby-Jack cheese, rice noodles, and whole milk instead of skim. My cooking time was about 50 minutes. Overall, this was a very easy recipe and it worked out great. In the future, I might try adding some veggies, like broccoli to it, and I would suggest using cheese that you have to grate (w/food-processor), rather than the per-shredded types, I think it will come out creamier.

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy Mac and Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (243 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 409.9
     
    Calories from Fat 172
    42%
    Total Fat 19.2 g
    29%
    Saturated Fat 11.9 g
    59%
    Cholesterol 58.0 mg
    19%
    Sodium 768.8 mg
    32%
    Total Carbohydrate 37.9 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    5%
    Sugars 1.2 g
    4%
    Protein 20.7 g
    41%

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