Jen's Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Jen's Baked Macaroni and Cheese created by Parsley

I am very picky about mac n cheese - I won't touch that stuff in the box. I like it to be creamy, yet do not like the flavor of the "processed" cheese which makes it creamy. I played around with this quite a bit to get the right blend of creaminess and flavor, along with the topping I prefer on my mac n cheese.

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease 2 quart casserole dish.
  • Cook macaroni al dente; drain.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in flour, salt, pepper, mustard, paprika and onion until smooth. Gradually stir in milk.
  • Bring to a boil, strirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in Velveeta and 1 C cheddar until smooth.
  • Fold macaroni into cheese sauce and pour into casserole. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar.
  • For topping, melt butter and toss with bread crumbs to coat. Sprinkle mixture over macaroni. Bake 30-40 minutes until brown and bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
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"I am very picky about mac n cheese - I won't touch that stuff in the box. I like it to be creamy, yet do not like the flavor of the "processed" cheese which makes it creamy. I played around with this quite a bit to get the right blend of creaminess and flavor, along with the topping I prefer on my mac n cheese."

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  1. DebAnne35802
    Can the prepackaged shredded cheddar cheese be used or would freshly grated be best?
  2. janicebrown40
    What is velveeta
  3. eas1978
    So delicious! Fortunately, I had almost everything on hand. I one and a halved everything except the cheddar and mustard, and it fit nicely in a 9x13. The first bite made my husband say, "Oh. You need to make this again." This is a tremendous recipe and very easy.
  4. Anonymous
    A great twist to traditional mac and cheese. It was the first time I made it and everyone loved it at the BBQ potluck I brought it to. I didn't have velveta cheese or paprika, but added crushed red cayenne peppers to give it that kick.
  5. Motorbaby
    This is a really great Macaroni and Cheese. Have made it several times and it's a hit with family and friends!
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