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    Mom's Extra Sharp Mac and Cheese

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    50 mins

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    Acadia*'s Note:

    My Mom has been making mac and cheese this way for as long as I can remember. It gets a cheesy crust on top that the family fights for.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. 2
      In a 2-quart square baking dish place 1/2 a cup of cooked macaroni in a single layer.
    3. 3
      Cover macaroni with cheese evenly.
    4. 4
      Layer another 1/2 a cup of of macaroni on top of the cheese.
    5. 5
      Cover macaroni with cheese evenly.
    6. 6
      Layer another 1/2 a cup of of macaroni on top of the cheese.
    7. 7
      Add the milk.
    8. 8
      Cover macaroni and milk with cheese evenly.
    9. 9
      Bake for 20 minutes.
    10. 10
      Set the oven to broil and and broil mac, milk and cheese 6"-8" away from broiler for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is browned.
    11. 11
      Warning: HOT, let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
    12. 12
      Enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 29, 2010

      55

      Thank you for sharing this recipe. My favorite part of baked mac is the crusty top so to me this was perfect. Just a dash of salt & pepper was the only adjustment I made. I told my mom about it and hers came out terrible. Turns out, she didn't use cheddar. The cheddar cannot be substituted because other cheeses do not melt the same way.

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    • on January 24, 2012

      55

      Perfection on a fork, right here. Wow! I am amazed that very little work went into to prep and it come out like a labor-intensive old fashioned Mac/Cheese. This is really going in my top Favorites of 2012. I added a bit of white pepper and some salt granules, but other then that....no need for anything but a fork. Thanks, Acadia* for such a wonderful treat! Made for The LOVE TrAiN. Jan. 2012

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    • on March 01, 2011

      45

      This is like my mom's recipe. I used Vermont Extra Sharp Cheddar and only used a cup sliced. I also added a good bit of pepper. I also used a lot more macaroni's then the recipe called for as 1 1/2 cups didn't seem like enough to me. We enjoyed this for dinner and I have some for leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mom's Extra Sharp Mac and Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (100 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 384.6
     
    Calories from Fat 173
    44%
    Total Fat 19.2 g
    29%
    Saturated Fat 11.9 g
    59%
    Cholesterol 60.5 mg
    20%
    Sodium 339.6 mg
    14%
    Total Carbohydrate 32.8 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    5%
    Sugars 1.3 g
    5%
    Protein 19.4 g
    38%

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