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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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  • 1 1/2 cups shells (elbow macaroni, or cavatappi)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk (not skim)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (each, and pepper)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I like sharp cheddar and Swiss)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium22% DV530mg
    Fat32% DV21g
    Protein33% DV17g
    Carbs9% DV26g
    Fiber3% DV<1g
    Calories360Calories from Fat190
    Total Fat21g32%
    Saturated Fat13g65%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat190
    Total Carbohydrate26g9%
    Dietary Fiber<1g3%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Ellen Smith Barnes 3 months ago
    Excellent! I added a bit more pasta and used a mixture of different cheeses, paprika and a pinch of nutmeg. I topped it with Ritz cracker crumbs and a bit of butter.
    Tania Barrientos 3 months ago
    Loved it ! Whole family loved it
    Davanh Xaypanya 3 months ago
    I looove this recipe!! I always add some garlic powder, onion powder, and little paprika. And if anyone likes their Mac and cheese with bread crumbs, I would recommend trying it with crunched up cheez-it’s 🤤🤤🤤
    Lewis 5 months ago
    Absolutely wonderful! My daughter loved will be making again.
    It was excellent! I added a little garlic powder to the sauce and topped it with buttered seasoned bread crumbs.
    R 6 months ago
    it was ok. not cheesy at all. i over did the cheese in hopes that it will be
    Consuela P. 7 months ago
    Excellent! My children thought it was "Yummly"! I didn't change a thing. I saved it as one of my "Yums". I must definitely will make it again.
    Alanna Stacy 7 months ago
    The first time making this, I made the mistake of using shredded cheese right from a bag and it turned out so lumpy and just not very good. Now I shred my own cheese and it's so amazing every time!! Ive used this recipe so often I dont even have to come look at it anymore.
    Gracie Delights 8 months ago
    I would for sure make this again
    Louvaine Wijaya 9 months ago
    Made it with penne pasta but it would not taste like you would imagine. Very chunky and grainy. Had to add some more salt and paprika powder to create that taste. Don’t recommend to make this again.
    Kelly 9 months ago
    This was really creamy, even though I had to make a few alterations to meet family tastes and pantry options. I used mix of shell and scoobido pasta; couple ounces of parmesan and romano, and rest cheddar; smoked paprika instead of regular; 3TB of butter to saute smallish leek halved and sliced to 1/4" before flour (you make 1 Leeky Cauldron Mac & Cheese for a Harry Potter birthday, and leeks go in every mac&cheese after!). This barely made enough for DH and 2 growing preteen boys, so will definitely double next time.
    Rashida R. 9 months ago
    Not that great... Tasted a bit bland
    Sheryl S. 9 months ago
    great as it. would make it again
    Cheryl Hill 9 months ago
    It was delicious! Will definitely make again.
    B. J. 9 months ago
    Very easy and delicious
    Emma 9 months ago
    Soooo yummy! We added some spinach and bacon bits to give it a twist and it turned out deliciously!
    Newdiger 9 months ago
    it was pretty good not very moist though.
    Andy 9 months ago
    Perfect. I added shredded mushrooms, just because.
    Richard Harden 9 months ago
    Turned out really good! Reminded me of my moms. I did half with Sharp cheddar and half without. Definitely use the Sharp Cheddar. Overall it's easy and it taste good.
    Samantha 9 months ago
    It was Amazing! I doubled the recipe to have it as a meal by itself instead of a side. I used Mild cheddar for the cheese. Best mac and cheese Ive ever had. Will make this for generations to come.
    Shazaam 9 months ago
    It was great! A little liquidy... but still awesome!
    Jaime 10 months ago
    It was not very creamy. I used mild cheddar and a couple of slices of sharp cheddar. I also sprinkled cheese on top before baking. I did broil it to crisp up the top for about 3 min after baking.
    Jen 10 months ago
    OK - easy recipe, but labor intensive. Getting the lumps out is no easy feat and requires some serious whisking. Preferably with a small whisk and you’ve got to go to town especially if you want to get that “grainy” texture out. Also, add the cheese in a 1/4 at a time. I did not bake it, but ate it creamy and it is pretty yummy
    Jane Becker 10 months ago
    Great! Too good, we eat it all in one sitting. Easy to make
    Suzanne 10 months ago
    It tastes like butter and flour... even though I used sharp cheddar cheese.
    FlipFlops 10 months ago
    Fantastic recipe! My family loved it. I ended up using rigatoni and used the whole box of pasta (1 lb) and it turned out great.
    Fuller 10 months ago
    Really good!!!! The fam loved it!
    Cathy 10 months ago
    turned out great . I used rigatoni noodles . I doubled the ingredients and used the whole box of noodles. delicious. I also sprinkled panko on top and put it under the broiler on low for about 5 to 7 minutes just watch it close so it doesn't burn .
    Carolyn 10 months ago
    Added some cooked bacon to it. Family loved it!
    Jordan Elliott 10 months ago
    Turned out great! My mac and cheese loving husband didn’t want to share. And my entire family wanted more!!