Mom's Macaroni & Cheese

"I've been eating this macaroni & cheese since I was a little girl. I'm not sure where my mom got the recipe from, but it is delicious. We usually sprinkle with some parmesan cheese before browning."
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  • Melt butter, add flour, salt, and pepper, wisk until smooth.
  • Add milk slowly, whisking to blend.
  • Cook until thick and smooth, add cheese and stir until melted.
  • Cook elbow noodles as directed on package.
  • Drain and pour into a baking dish.
  • Pour cheese sauce over cooked elbows.
  • Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • *It's best to use a double boiler or nonstick pan to make your cheese sauce.

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  1. Pure comfort food and so easy. I made as written, but am going to try it with Jack cheese, also. Would be good with some diced ham or chicken for a main dish. Made for Fall 2009 PAC.
  2. Yes, I would have to give this 5 stars!! The only changes I made was since I wanted this to be a main dish, I added some sauteed onion & pepper and shredded cooked chicken. I also used sharp cheddar cheese. We just thought this was the greatest thing, it was nice & creamy & way better than any box of macaroni & cheese!
  3. yummy! one time i had to use spaghetti bc i ran out of elbows and i loved it even more i add garlic salt and sometimes some seasoned bread crumbs on top
  4. This was pretty good. I think it will be better if I use cheddar cheese like the recipe calls for. I didn't have any so use sharp cheddar. I will probably make again. Thanks.
  5. This was my mom's mac & cheese recipe, too, and I have never found one better!


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