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Bev's Mac and Cheese

"This is a quick and delicious version of an American classic made with sharp Cheddar. Add diced ham or tomatoes, or top with more cheese and broil for a crispy Cheddar crust."
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30 m servings 314 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 314 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.3g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 13.1 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 243 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine milk, flour and salt and pepper to taste; whisk or beat until smooth. Add butter and cheese; microwave on high for 5 minutes and whisk until smooth. Microwave for an additional 4 to 5 minutes and whisk or beat until smooth and no lumps remain.
  3. Add cooked pasta to mixture; stir and serve.

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this was very delicious, added a but more milk. I packed the cheese down when I was grating, so it came out more cheesier, also I would advise to wisk every 1 minute when in the micro, this make...

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I initially prepared this recipe as shown, but with the tiny additions of some of my faves from another recipe, a few drops of worcestershire sauce, and a pinch of ground mustard. After the mic...

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this was very delicious, added a but more milk. I packed the cheese down when I was grating, so it came out more cheesier, also I would advise to wisk every 1 minute when in the micro, this make...

Really yummy exept I omitted the butter and used 3/4 T of flour instead of 3 T and I added 2 slices of american cheese. I also wisked it on top of the stove instead of microwaving. It took abo...

This is a staple in our home. Creamy sauce and easy to make! I add a little bit of onion and chopped ham.. I go lighter on the flour and use SHARP cheddar for best flavor (IMHO). Cooking time wa...

I usually follow Alton Brown's Stovetop Mac 'n Cheese recipe but didn't have evaporated milk, so I tried this one instead. It was really good and super easy! I did reduce the flour to 2 TBS (the...

I really like the ratios used in this recipe, except for the flour. I use just a touch less and cook this on the stove instead of the microwave. Super creamy and cheesy, yum! I tried this recipe...

This recipe is quick, easy and tastes great. It is an excellent dish to attempt, if you are a novice in the kitchen! Using a microwave oven, to prepare the cheese sause, is a tremendous way t...

Good recipe, especially when used as a starting point for your own tastes and ideas- I added more cheese, and some different kinds, for example. Also could use a little more salt. Overall- quick...

Very simple recipe to follow, although I modified at bit. Added 1/4 cup parm cheese which gave some extra flavor. Also, after I combined the macaroni with cheese sauce, I topped with some crus...

This was a very good guideline recipe! I needed to upscale the recipe for 10, but it only fed 6 of us. So I will triple it the next time. After reading reviews I decided to use Colby(2/4), Sharp...