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Recipes for mac and cheese?

i notice it mentioned in a few of these threads.

i love mac and cheese and have eaten it in restaurants, can anyone help me out with a recipe?

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I am also interested in a good recipe for homemade mac & cheese!
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I have been making my own mac and cheese for a while now. I don't use a recipe, just kind of throw stuff in the pot and hope it works out right, lol!
I'll try to think of how much of everything I use and get it in recipe form for you guys if you'd like
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My mom baked hers, like scalloped potatoes. Here's what her recipe card says:

"Cook macaroni in salt water until done. Drain and put layers of macaroni and cheese [in an oven-safe casserole dish; she usually used processed cheese slices, like Velveeta, for the cheese], also salt and pepper. Add milk up through it. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1/2 hour."

That's about as simple as you can get, but it was GOOD. The best part was the golden, cheezy crust on top. Mmm . . .
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I just follow the directions on the back of the box.

Sounds like MerryCarey has a good recipe! =)
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Duh. There's directions right on the back of the blue and yellow box. Silly!
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Boil noodles until al dente. In sperate pot bring 2 cups of milk and 2 tbl sp butter to a slow boil. I then add in slowly 3/4 pound of american cheese, 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup grated asiago cheese. Stir until melted and well blended, if it is too thick add more milk, if it too thin add more cheese. Mix in noodles and then poor into a casserole dish.
Mix 1/2 cup of bread crumbs with 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese and sprinkle over top. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

You can also add more milk to the cheese mixture and then after mixing in the noodles poor into a crockpot and keep on warm.
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Try this recipe for baked mac and cheese. It's always better when you make it at home!

Baked Macaroni and Cheese


6 ingredients

2 c. cooked elbow macaroni
1 tbsp. butter
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/3 c. water
1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tbsp. minced onion

Cook elbow macaroni until done and place in a glass casserole dish. In a separate bowl, mix the soup, onion, water and 1/2 of the cheese. Pour the mixture over the macaroni and mix well. top wit the remaining cheese and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted and cooked through.

Recipe courtesy of Sayerfoods.com
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Southern Macaroni and Cheese
Serves 10

Ingredients

1 pound package uncooked elbow macaroni
3 (8 ounce) containers cottage cheese
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
3 large eggs, beaten
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon paprika

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch
baking dish. 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. In a large bowl
combine cooked pasta, cottage cheese, sour cream,
eggs, cheddar cheese and cayenne pepper. Mix well
and transfer to prepared dish. Sprinkle with paprika.
Cover loosely with aluminum foil and bake 40 minutes.
Note: I add Monterey Jack and/or Colby cheeses along
with the cheddar cheese and it is delicious.


Grand Macaroni and Cheese

1 lb. fettuccine pasta
2 cups Asiago cheese (plus 1/4 cup), grated
2 (8 oz.) containers crème fraiche
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Preheat oven to 375F. Cook pasta until firm to the bite. Drain, and reserve 1 cup pasta water. In a large bowl, combine pasta, water, cheese and seasonings. Gently toss until all ingredients are mixed and pasta is coated. Turn out into a buttered baking dish and cover top with 1/4 cup Asiago cheese. Bake until golden on top, about 25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Best Macaroni and Cheese in America

2 pounds elbow macaroni
12 eggs
1 cup cubed Velveeta cheese
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, melted
6 cups half-and-half
4 cups grated sharp yellow cheddar cheese
2 cups grated extra-sharp white cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella
1 cup grated Asiago cheese
1 cup grated Gruyère cheese
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup grated Muenster cheese
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper

Preheat the oven to 325. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook until slightly al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside to keep warm. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl until frothy. Combine the Velveeta, butter and 2 cups of the half-and-half in a large bowl. Add the warm macaroni, tossing until the cheese has melted and the mixture is smooth. Add the remaining half-and-half, 3 cups of the sharp yellow cheddar cheese, the remaining grated cheeses, and salt and pepper, tossing until completely combined. Pour the mixture into a 9-by-13-inch casserole or baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup of sharp yellow cheddar cheese and bake until golden brown on top, about 30 minutes more. Serve hot.

Tips:

You probably also gasped when you saw the ingredients--including a dozen eggs, a half-pound of butter, 2 pounds of elbow macaroni, 6 cups of half-and-half and a whopping (and artery-clogging) 12 1/2 cups of cheese! This is comfort food, you say, and "comfort" starts with the same letter as "calorie-laden." NOTE: I got this from another site and tried it. I did half the recipe, though. The flavor is wonderful!

Three Cheese Macaroni

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese grated
1 cup medium cheddar cheese grated,
1 cup jalepeno jack cheese
1 cup mozzerella grated.
1 16 oz container sour cream
1 pint of half and half
1 box twisty macoroni

Cook macoroni according to directions. Drain well. Spray a large baking dish with Pam and mix all ingredients and mix well and put in dish. Bake at 350 degrees until brown on top. Serve with grilled sausage.


Macaroni and Cheese

8 oz. Macaroni
2 cups Monterey Jack cheese-shredded
2 cups Colby Cheese-shredded
1-cup mayonnaise
1-cup sour cream
1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook macaroni until tender, in a large bowl combine macaroni, cheeses, and mayo. Add sour cream, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper. Bake at 325 for 30-45 minutes in a 13x9x2 inch pan.
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