Lynnieb's Mac & Cheese Recipe

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LynnieB's Mac & Cheese

Lynn Brasher

By
@Sugardancer

This dish is more like a casserole and is definitely for the cheese lovers!

Ingredients are not exact but close. Add as much as you need to make the sauce. **And I have "cheated" by using the large Family size box of Velveeta Shells and Cheese to save time**


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Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
medium(16oz) package elbow macaroni or shell macaroni
1/4 c
sour cream
1/2 c
ricotta cheese (any style)
1
small block velveeta cheese melted
2 c
shredded medium sharp cheddar cheese (1 cup reserved for later)
1 c
shredded colby jack cheese
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1
egg, slightly beaten
1/4 c
butter
1/2 c
milk
1 1/2 c
buttery cracker crumbs (although crushed saltine crackers are fine - add a tbsp melted butter to them)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Oven temp is 350*; prepare casserole dish with cooking spray
2
Prepare noodles according to package directions. Drain noodles, put in a large bowl (you will be using this bowl to mix), add butter. Set aside
3
Cube velveeta, place in microwavable bowl, add a little milk; microwave for several minutes to melt. Remember to stir to aid the process.
4
Add ricotta cheese, sour cream, egg, milk and seasonings to velveeta, mix thoroughly. Add to noodles.
5
Add all shredded cheeses (keep reserved cup of cheese to the side)to noodles. Mix well.
6
Pour into prepared casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes
7
After 30min, top casserole with reserved cheese and crushed crackers. Cook for another 15min or until cheese is melted and cracker crumbs have slightly browned.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #cheese, #kid, #approved