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    The Best Ever Mac & Cheese

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    1 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    1 hrs

    Chef Howe's Note:

    Possibly the best tasting recipe ever for Macaroni & Cheese. It is also the easiest. Charlie and I can eat the whole bowl in one sitting. We absolutely love this recipe!

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    Serves: 8



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    1. 1
      Spread butter on bottom of casserole dish.
    2. 2
      Add rest of ingredients except for the water in a large bowl.
    3. 3
      Mix together well then place in buttered casserole dish.
    4. 4
      Add the boiling water.
    5. 5
      Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.
    6. 6
      Let set for about 10 minutes before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 03, 2012


      Maybe not best ever but easiest ever. I hate cooking macaroni and this worked well. I had some cottage cheese and a craving for mac and cheese so this was perfect. I used ruffles pasta. Clueless on the seasoning so used about 1/2 tsp sriracha and 1 tsp yellow prepared mustard. Also added 2 eggs but that might not have been my best idea ever. Need to make sure the pasta is evenly distributed.

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    • on October 02, 2011


      LOVED the ease of this recipe!!! Didn't change a thing and even my son, who hates cottage cheese, raved about it many, many times throughout dinner and said I need to make this more often. Thank you for a fun, easy and delicious recipe!

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    • on August 20, 2010


      5 stars for ease of prep and taste! Loved that I didn't have to cook the macaroni first! Also, for those who are unsure as I was, 12 oz shredded cheese is approx 3 cups. I used a couple different kinds of cheese, odds and ends I had left over. Also, I skipped the hot sauce. The last 10 minutes I threw some panko on top - uncovered - and browned under the broiler. This added the crunchy crust I so love on Mac and Cheese. Next time I think I will substitute 1 cup of hot milk for 1 of the cups of water to make it creamier. A nice alternative to high fat mac and cheeses! Thanks for posting!!

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    Nutritional Facts for The Best Ever Mac & Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (176 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 345.6
    Calories from Fat 192
    Total Fat 21.4 g
    Saturated Fat 13.1 g
    Cholesterol 64.4 mg
    Sodium 414.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 1.6 g
    Protein 17.0 g

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