Recipe by Karen
"Yummy homemade mac and cheese!!"
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1 (8 ounce) package
Cheddar cheese, sliced
paprika to taste
ground black pepper
Good basic macaroni and cheese recipe. Really easy to make. I added a little dry mustard to mine. Also, use a sharp or even extra sharp cheese to get the best flavor.
I was extremely disappointed in this recipe. I was really looking forward to some good homemade macaroni and cheese. My sons love the boxed stuff and I was trying to coax them away from it with this recipe. I thought I would try layering the noodles and cheese so that there would be cheese throughout not just on top, however, it still didn't solve the problem of bland taste. I'm not sure I would try it again but, if I did, I would try mixing it all together and see if that helps.
Just like Grandma used to make, although she used Extra Sharp cheddar and added little cayanne pepper to boot! Make a huge batch, put some in lots of little tin throw away dishes, cook and freeze for later, just like Grandma did!!
This is the basic recipe that I have used for macaroni and cheese for years. I always add some grated onion, or some onion powder, tsp. or two of prepared mustard and a little worcestershire sauce to give it a little zip. Family loves it and it has got to be better for our health than adding a packet of processed dried cheese.
I didn't have enough milk for my regular recipe, so I decided to try this out for lunch. It was very good, my family really enjoyed it. The only change I made was the addition of bread crumbs on top. (family preference) Oh, and I used shredded cheese, and mixed it together. One note, my family loves salt, and we add it to everything. This was salty enough, not even my husband added salt. Just thought I would give a heads up to those that dont like it. Anyways, thank you for sharing, this was delicious!!
This was great! I was very impressed how good it was. I thought it seemed like a lot of milk but the key is to make sure you stir until thick and the milk just absorbed right into the casserole during baking. I also used shredded cheese rather than sliced b/c that is all I had on hand and it was perfect and easier. I will definitely replace my old mac and cheese recipe with this one.
I thought this was good, but lacked flavor, if I make it again I will make it with some different cheeses.
Delicious. My kids told me "don't make the stuff in the box anymore, only make this recipe". This recipe is really good, easy and has a homemade flavor to it. Great recipe Karen!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Macaroni Au Gratin
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 255
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