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I have my own baked mac and cheese recipe, but wanted to see how someone else's was, since I usually "eyeball." Doing so messes up my roux. Anyway, I used your recipe, adding some black pepper, garlic, paprika, and parsley. And because my family wants it rib-sticky, we doubled the cheese. I also turned the broiler on for the last 5 min. This was the best macaroni and cheese I have ever baked! Thanks for sharing!

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Momma21 August 07, 2009

This was absolutely wonderful, my first time making homemade mac&cheese. It turned out wonderfully. This is now my 2nd time and Im taking it to a company picnic, where I'm sure it will go over well! Thanks for posting such an easy tasty recipe.

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Christy M. From Indiana May 27, 2010

This should be 5 stars, All the other mac and cheese recipes added eggs, And I just wanted that creamy bechamel sauce, I did like Rachel Ray and added a dash of nutmeg, I know too much and it would of been an eggnog mac n cheese ! Thanks for this awesome recipe ! should be at the top.

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sabrina_salas April 15, 2011

Hi I am 12 and made this by myself, it was a little challenging but not so hard but so much fun to make, the sauce was creamy, cheesy, and smooth. And it baked to gooey and crispy perfection. I need to double it because i disappeared in two days! Anyways its staying in my top recipes list as a dinner favorite. The modifications I made is added pepper and two egg yolks to the sauce. I also used a mixture of mild and sharp cheddar and used Monterey jack cheese instead of American for a more cheesy taste. It turned out great and even my family who usually doesn't like macaroni & cheese loved it so much! Thank-you for sharing it with us.

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Wumbo January 25, 2009

I used different cheeses as I wanted something that popped.

1?C Pepperjack > ?C Cheddar > ?C Brick > ?C Sharp American > ?C White American > ?C Colby/Jack.

I also used 1?C Cheddar shredded ?C Parmasean mixed and sprinkled on top.

Read more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/homemade-baked-macaroni-and-cheese-8619?oc=linkback

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Spiritwarrior January 30, 2013

this was fantastic... simple enough that we kicked it up a notch with some paprika, fresh ground pepper, dry mustard, minced onion, garlic powder, and some slightly steamed broccoli pieces to boot. you can do just about anything with this recipe, thanks!

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Chef Justino January 23, 2008

This was a good basic recipe. I changed a few little things and it was delicious! Also good to make ahead of time, just refrigerate and bake at a later time. Don't add the cheese on top until you are ready to bake.

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Chef 737401 January 22, 2008

Great recipe-turned out fabulous. I crushed a 1/2 c Ritz crackers on top,then drizzled with small amount of melted butter. Used mozzarella &monterey jack cheeses. Yum!!

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Brenda R. July 22, 2015

this is a very easy recipe i was making it for my cousin's b-day party because i wanted to suprize people i can cook! btw i am 10 years old! thats crazy i know! the EASIEST, BEST, TASTIEST, THING I EVER COOKED!!!!!!!!

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jessica12478234 May 16, 2015

Great recipe! Forgot to add salt but it was still delicious! Didn't even need the salt. I used the exact recipe, the only thing I did differently was I put a layer of noodles, then a layer of cheese, and repeated until I got to the top. So I used a little more cheese.

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Shay R. April 05, 2015
Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese