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Easy homemade mac and cheese

 

Easy homemade mac and cheese

This favorite kid friendly mac and cheese recipe is easy to make and a tasty alternative to processed boxed mac ‘n' cheese that even picky kids love.

Ingredients:

Serves: about 12, so you can half it if you don't need that much.

1 (16 oz) box of elbow macaroni
10 tablespoons butter, divided
1/3 cup flour
3 cups milk
12 oz cheese – any kind you prefer
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

Directions:

Preparation: 15min › Cook: 30min › Ready in: 45min

  1. Cook macaroni noodles and drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. In a saucepan, melt 1 stick (8 TB) butter over medium heat.
  4. Stir flour into melted butter then slowly add milk, stirring.
  5. Bring to a boil and stir for 2 minutes.
  6. Turn off the burner and add the cheese, salt, and pepper, stirring until the cheese is melted.
  7. Add the elbow macaroni noodles and mix well.
  8. Turn into a large casserole dish.
  9. In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons melted butter, 4 tablespoons bread crumbs, and a dash of pepper.
  10. Sprinkle over the mac 'n cheese.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of livingwellmom.com

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