Ellie's Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe by ellie_
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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (16 ounce) box macaroni (we like the wheels or elbows)
  • 1 12
  • 1
    tablespoon flour
  • 2
    tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1
    lb American cheese, reserve 4 slices (or a mixture of American and assorted deli cheese torn into pieces, does not matter what size as it)
  • 2 -4
    cooked hot dogs, cut into slices (optional) or 2 -4 leftover meatloaf, crumbled (optional)
  • paprika (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare macaroni according to package directions, drain.
  • Melt butter or margarine in large sauce pan.
  • Add flour and stir until cooked.
  • If using hot dogs or leftover meatloaf add to flour and butter and cook until heated.
  • Add milk to pan.
  • Cook until heated and thickened.
  • Add cheese to pan and stir well until cheese melts.
  • Add cooked macaroni to pan and mix well.
  • Put macaroni/cheese mixture in casserole (2-3 quart).
  • Cut or tear the 4 reserved slices of cheese and layer it over macaroni.
  • Sprinkle with paprika.
  • Cook uncovered in oven for 30-45 minutes until hot and bubbling.
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