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    Macaroni and Cheese

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    23 mins

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    3 mins

    Shutterbugds's Note:

    A family favorite that on busy days I cook completely in the microwave. On days that I have more time I may finish by baking in the oven.

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    1. 1
      Melt butter in 1 quart glass measure on full power for 45 seconds.
    2. 2
      Stir in flour, salt, and pepper to make a paste.
    3. 3
      Slowly whisk milk into measure and cook on power level 8 for 6 to 8 minutes or until thickened. Stir several times as it thickens.
    4. 4
      Mix in cheese and stir until melted.
    5. 5
      Mix the cheese sauce and macaroni together in a greased 1 1/2 quart casserole.
    6. 6
      Top with bread crumbs and paprika.
    7. 7
      Cook on full power for 3 minutes or until bubbling.
    8. 8
      If you would like you could bake in the oven on 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 30, 2010


      It's better when it goes in the oven, because the top layer becomes toasted and even more delicious. I just tried this recipe tonight, and next time I'm going to save a 1/4 C. of cheddar and dice it and throw it in the macaroni mix. The sauce is a little too milky, but I think it'd be fine if you put in some small chunks of cheddar, because it'd change up the taste. I also added minced onions tonight, and it made it even better. -Gali

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    • on October 24, 2007


      This is exactly how I make my Mac and Cheese except that I had never used the Italian seasoned breadcrumbs before. This time I just sprinkled some Italian Seasoning on top of the crumbs which was nice. Sometimes I have used cracker crumbs as well. I do use 1% milk but if I was being honest I would have to say that it is even better with whole milk. I never have it in the house anymore so I make do with 1% and it is fine. I used extra old cheddar. Yumm. The perfect comfort food. Thanks for posting your recipe.

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    • on October 14, 2006


      Nothing beats macaroni and cheese for pure comfort food. This is so easy to put together. The breadcrumbs were from my Seasoned Breadcrumb Mix and I did put this in the oven but think it would be equally good heated in the microwave.

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    Nutritional Facts for Macaroni and Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (153 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 290.9
    Calories from Fat 122
    Total Fat 13.5 g
    Saturated Fat 8.2 g
    Cholesterol 39.6 mg
    Sodium 428.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 28.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 3.1 g
    Protein 13.4 g

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