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not your typical mac'n'cheese casserole

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Rose Michaelsen
Tallahassee, FL

This is a result of experimentation from trying to find a macaroni and cheese recipe that appeals to kids but also has enough flavor and difference to be appetizing to adult tastes. This one has it in my book. I hope that all of you enjoy it if you like macaroni and cheese.

(1 rating)
yield 6 as entree or 10 to 12 as side dish
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For not your typical mac'n'cheese casserole

  • 2 Tbsp
    dry minced onion
  • 1 stick
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 c
  • 1/2 lb
    american cheese cubed
  • 2/3 c
    bleu cheese crumbled
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 pkg
    original velveeta cheese (1/2 pound)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper (i used white pepper)
  • 1/2 tsp
    dry mustard powder
  • 1 lb
    favorite macaroni cooked and drained
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive or if you prefer canola oil
  • 1 pkg
    cheetos brand corn puffs (individual sized)

How To Make not your typical mac'n'cheese casserole

  • 1
    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (325 if using a glass baking dish) lightly butter a casserole and set aside. Saute the onion in the margarine until the aroma is clear and the onion is slightly "tanned".
  • 2
    Stir in the flour and cook whisking all the time for 2 minutes or until a smooth paste is formed.
  • 3
    Slowly add the milk stirring all the time and allow to thicken.
  • 4
    Add the cheeses and continue stirring and add the salt, pepper and dry mustard. Continue on medium heat and stirring constantly until the cheese is melted.
  • 5
    Stir in the precooked macaroni and stir to combine and pour into the prepared casserole.
  • 6
    Crush the Cheetos corn puffs into coarse pieces and sprinkle atop the casserole and put in oven to bake until bubbly and heated all through. Enjoy :D