Mom's Macaroni & Cheese

"My mother always used american cheese but you can use whatever type of cheese you want. This is truly a comfort food for me."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Cook macaroni until ala dente.
  • Melt cheese and milk to make a cheese sauce, I do this in the microwave at 50% power. Save 6 slices of cheese for top of casserole.
  • Mix the macaroni and cheese and put into a 4 quart casserole that has been sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray.
  • Put the 6 slices of cheese on top of casserole and then top with bread crumbs and put pats of butter on top of that.
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or until browned and bubbly.

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  1. Ducky
    Great comfort food! I love this stuff! I made 1/2 recipe and the cheese/milk took 6-7 minutes in the microwave at 1/2 power. A half recipe feeds 6-8 people. This was made for Pick A Chef spring 2008.
  2. CaramelPie
    The only mac & cheese (besides boxed w/cheese powder) that my kids will eat! Thanks so much for a great recipe. One thing, though. This recipe makes WAY more than 6 servings. It makes more like 20 servings. It will be perfect for meals on wheels!


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