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    Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese for the Microwave

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    CTRmom's Note:

    When my daughter was little, she used to call this "macaroni and home-made cheese" much to the delight of her grandmother with whom the recipe originated. Grandma always used Velveeta, but we usually use cheddar. I have used whatever I have on hand. Monterey Jack is especially good. Use your favorite cheese. This recipe takes little more effort than a box, is faster than frozen, and is oh so much better than both. Everyone will think you cooked all day.

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    1. 1
      Mix macaroni, water, butter, onion salt, and pepper in 2-quart covered casserole; cover tightly.
    2. 2
      Microwave on high 5 minutes; stir.
    3. 3
      Cover tightly and microwave on medium(50% power) to boiling, 4 to 6 minutes.
    4. 4
      Stir in milk, cheese, and flour.
    5. 5
      Cover tightly and microwave on high (100% power) stirring every 4 minutes for 10 to 12 minutes until bubbly and tender.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 31, 2009


      I love this method!! It needed some tweaks to get the seasoning right, but I was using a mild cheddar which can be very bland. I'm so thankful for a faster way to make M&C that my kids will actually eat. Thanks!

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    • on March 06, 2009


    • on January 02, 2008


      The dish itself tasted fine. It wasn't spectacular, and it wasn't horrible. However, the microwave instructions were not accurate and the water boiled over a few times. I would suggest half the microwave time, or just make it over the stove. Also, I used swiss instead of cheddar, used real onions, and added some red pepper flakes(personal taste.)

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    Nutritional Facts for Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese for the Microwave

    Serving Size: 1 (222 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 604.9
    Calories from Fat 296
    Total Fat 32.8 g
    Saturated Fat 20.3 g
    Cholesterol 87.5 mg
    Sodium 699.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 55.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 0.9 g
    Protein 21.7 g

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