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    Not Your Mama's Mac-N-Cheese

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    MacChef's Note:

    No, it's not my mama's but my sisters! This is a unique recipe that requires no roux so the sauce is creamy not grainy as some can be. I make "Grown Up Mac-n-Cheese by replacing some of the cheese with gorgonzola (4oz to be exact) and giving it a crumb topping instead. This is easy enough for you to do as you like. I do recommend using several different types of cheese for complexity.

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    1. 1
      In a large pot bring water to boil and salt to boil. Add pasta and cook for half the time recommended on the box. Usually 5-6 minutes.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, pour your milk into a large microwave safe bowl and heat until milk is hot, about 3-4 minutes.
    3. 3
      While the milk is heating, dump all of your cheese into a large bowl, removing one cup or so for the top, and add your cornstarch. Mix until all of the cheese is lightly coated in the starch. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
    4. 4
      When milk is hot, start adding your cheese a handful at a time until each addition is melted. The milk will likely have to go back into the microwave to heat back up as the cheese will cool it down.
    5. 5
      When pasta is ready, drain and put into a 13x9 inch casserole dish sprayed with non stick spray. Pour sauce over the top and push around so that the sauce begins to move inside the pasta tubes.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 21, 2010


      Forget the calories--make it anyway for a treat. Delicious! I use sharp and a Mexican blend with egg noodles. (wonderful, creamy and tasty!) Perfect comfort food.

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    • on May 31, 2009


      The absolute best mac-n-cheese you will ever eat. Just dont pay attention to the nutrional info.

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    • on June 07, 2010


      My family didn't like it. Mine was grainy maybe because I used 2%milk. Also, 4 -16oz bags of cheese is alot. I used 4- 8 oz bags and that was alot. It didn't turn out creamy.

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    Nutritional Facts for Not Your Mama's Mac-N-Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (327 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1053.8
    Calories from Fat 548
    Total Fat 60.9 g
    Saturated Fat 37.7 g
    Cholesterol 162.2 mg
    Sodium 2253.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 70.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    Sugars 1.0 g
    Protein 56.1 g

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