By Miss Annie on October 10, 2001
Photo by Pneuma
Photo by Pneuma
"This is one of President Regan's favorite dishes, presented by Nancy Reagan."
Serving Size: 1 (218 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"I added more pasta as there was quite a bit of cheese but instead of adding the mustard, I added some pesto approx. one and a half table spoons which really gave it that extra bit of flavour which was needed as it was a little bland. What is also nice and kind of finishes it off is to add sliced tomatoe onto the top and then sprinkle on remaining cheese with some herb and garlic flakes and walla a delicious meal is had by all!!On the whole though it is one of those very easy dishes to make after a tiring day and you don't want to have to stand over the stove."
"It cracks me up that this recipe was posted! I found this recipe about 15 years ago or so and have been making it ever since. I do add a bit more cheese. This is a wonderful recipe. Thanks for sharing it!"
"This recipe was great!! Just like my grandmother used to make....and though some have recommended more milk...but I think it is just perfect if you follow the recipe. Thanks so much for posting!"
"This is a dead-ringer for the M&C my Grandma used to make. Her's was dry too... That's the way she liked it though. I prefer things a bit more creamy but there was no denying the flavor. DW loved this. With a little adjustment this will work for me. It was very easy to execute. Needs more than 1tsp salt."
"I halved this recipe and maybe that is why we thought this was a bit to dry for our liking. I will add more milk next time. Thanks for sharing!"
"Great recipe. I had Velveeta on hand and used that in place of the shredded cheese. So easy and hubby enjoyed it. Thanks RecipeZarr."
"great when the cupboard is a little empty! I added shredded smoked ham which added a little more flavour and mixed the cheeses: a little mozzarella and pecorino with the cheddar. I'm Italian... it's what we do!"
"Really good and easy to make. Kids love it. NOTE: grate your own cheese. pre-grated is just not the same."
"That's a lot of cheese for such a small amount of pasta! No wonder Reagan has Alzheimer's! I upped the pasta to a full pound and added a dash of paprika for flavor. Even with the mustard it was a little bland."
"Tastes good! Doubled the recipe. Usually I have the impression that macaroni and cheese is made with tomato sauce so using white sauce for this is a first. Love the taste but DH just found it ok so I ended up having to eat almost all of this myself for a couple of days. Not that I'm complaining! Thanks for sharing. Made and reviewed for Elections Eats Tag Game."
"I have been using this recipe for at least 20 years and swear by it if I am having company and serving mac and cheese. Yes, it has a lot of cheese, that is why it is for special occasions. I often alter the recipe, I substitute skim milk for the whole milk. You can cut back on the cheese, or mix with a lowfat cheese and it still is very good. The key is fresh pasta and the mustard."
"this was the recipe my grandmother used. Yumm .so much better than any other recipe i have tried over the years"
"Very good and Easy to make. I agree with the little bit of extra milk."
"Very good! I may add a little more milk the next time to make it moister!"
"Miss Annie, This is definetly a winner!!! Thank you!! I don't like the usual bread crumbs on most Mac and Cheese recipes, so I like the nice browned cheese on top like this recipe. I also liked the idea that Molly of Africa had in her review of adding sliced tomatoes on top. Thank you!!! Love, Becky"
"We had it tonight--delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. (Mirj, you obviously have nobody in your family who has/had this terrible disease, or never met anyone who suffers from it, otherwise you would not make such inconsiderate comment. No matter what your party affiliation is, you should have at least compassion for people with Alzheimer's!)"
"Really yummy! Easy to make and very affordable in this economy! I will make this again and again! Proof that the simpler the recipe, the better the dish!"
"This was easy and turned out well. I will definitely prepare again and again!"
"I made this at the request of my husband, who's mom used to make it for him. I found it to be quite good, though a rather basic tasting mac and cheese. At the suggestion of my mother in law, I used evaporated milk in place of regular milk. I also added a little extra milk after reading the reviews - not quite 1 1/4 cup. Also added some grated onions, which I liked and thought helped with flavor though my husband thought it was a little overpowering. All in all, a good staple. A little dry, but I the little extra milk helped too."