The Best Ever Mac & Cheese
photo by Chef Howe
- Ready In:
- 1hr 10mins
- Spread butter on bottom of casserole dish.
- Add rest of ingredients except for the water in a large bowl.
- Mix together well then place in buttered casserole dish.
- Add the boiling water.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.
- Let set for about 10 minutes before serving.
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Maybe not best ever but easiest ever. I hate cooking macaroni and this worked well. I had some cottage cheese and a craving for mac and cheese so this was perfect. I used ruffles pasta. Clueless on the seasoning so used about 1/2 tsp sriracha and 1 tsp yellow prepared mustard. Also added 2 eggs but that might not have been my best idea ever. Need to make sure the pasta is evenly distributed.
5 stars for ease of prep and taste! Loved that I didn't have to cook the macaroni first! Also, for those who are unsure as I was, 12 oz shredded cheese is approx 3 cups. I used a couple different kinds of cheese, odds and ends I had left over. Also, I skipped the hot sauce. The last 10 minutes I threw some panko on top - uncovered - and browned under the broiler. This added the crunchy crust I so love on Mac and Cheese. Next time I think I will substitute 1 cup of hot milk for 1 of the cups of water to make it creamier. A nice alternative to high fat mac and cheeses! Thanks for posting!!
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