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    Delicious and Easy Macaroni and Cheese

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    atlantamom's Note:

    The only mac and cheese recipe you'll ever need- no funny ingredients, minimal effort and grand on taste!

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    1. 1
      Boil the macaroni for 4 minutes or until half-cooked (salt the water!)
    2. 2
      In a medium saucepan heat the half-and-half with cayenne, salt and pepper. Add macaroni and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese and cook on medium heat until the cheese melts. Pour into a buttered casserole and top with remaining cheese.
    3. 3
      Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 15 minutes until the cheese melts.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 29, 2012


      Great basic recipe to get a creamy mac and cheese! For an extra "wow" factor, I'd do the following modifications:

      - Cook the macaroni till it's mostly done, but still a little firm ("al dente")

      - Instead of pouring the macaroni into the half/half mixture, pour it into a separate bowl and mix in half a stick of butter and a couple eggs till the pasta is coated throughout

      - Pour the heated half/half and cheese mixture over the pasta and mix thorougly

      - Pour into the buttered casserole dish and bake

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    • on December 06, 2009


      My boyfriend and I both loved this dish! We each had seconds! I used about 8 ounces of bow-tie pasta and boiled my pasta until still firm to the bite. This is a definite keeper and I'm making this again soon!

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    • on February 21, 2009


      This was very easy and delicious! I thought the texture was a little grainy but the flavor totally made up for it. I used fat free half-and-half. I also cooked the pasta a little past half (6 min) as I was afraid of it not getting done with the small amount of additional cook time; the pasta ended up perfectly cooked. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Delicious and Easy Macaroni and Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (173 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 526.9
    Calories from Fat 264
    Total Fat 29.3 g
    Saturated Fat 18.2 g
    Cholesterol 89.3 mg
    Sodium 404.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 42.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 1.8 g
    Protein 22.7 g

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