Home Style Seasoned Mac & Cheese

"I know there are several Mac & Cheese recipes already on here, and I figured one more wouldn't hurt. :) Cook time for pasta isn't including in prep or cook time. As with all my recipes, please feel free to adjust the seasonings according to you and your families tastes."
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  • Cook pasta according to package directions and set aside.
  • Over medium heat, in a medium size saucepan melt margarine and add onions.
  • Cook onions until softened.
  • Add flour and cook until lightly browned.
  • Turn heat to low and add milk a little at a time, stir until desired thickness is reached. ( You might need a little more milk, it all depends on how thick you want it. ).
  • Remove sauce from heat and add 4 1/2 ounces of cheese, a little at a time or it might turn out " STRINGY ".
  • Add seasonings to sauce and mix well.
  • Add cooked pasta to seasoned sauce and stir until pasta is well coated.
  • Pour pasta/sauce into an 11 x 7 inch pan that has been prepared with cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cheese, and sprinkle additional paprika if desired.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until top is golden brown.

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  1. I made a poorman's version of this because I didn't have all of the ingredients: no cayenne so chili instead, no onion, no extra cheese, kraft Mac & cheese made in the microwave with water and no homemade sauce. Despite all of that, it was delicious. I was extremely cautious with the mustard at first, leaving it out for my first bite and adding a little bit to my second one. It balanced the flavors in such an amazing way. I can't even explain how after adding the mustard, my Mac & cheese felt like it was missing something I never realized in the first bite. Will definitely make this again and probably will add sausage next time


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