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Mac N Cheese Before There Were Boxes Recipe

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victoria hitchcock


I have tested over 100 mac n cheese recipes and they all fell short until I found a book published in the 60's. I made a few tweeks and added more or less and this is as close to perfect as I remembered before the boxes came out.


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30 Min
25 Min


  • 7 oz
    package elbow macaroni
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    each- shredded colby, cheddar, monterey jack
  • 1/4 c
    grated parmesan
  • 2 tsp
    parsley fresh or flakes
  • 2 Tbsp
    buttered bread crumbs

How to Make mac n cheese before there were boxes


  1. cook pasta as directed on package. drain. DO NOT RINSE WITH WATER. in med saucepan , melt butter. stir in flour and salt. blend in milk. cook and stir until thickened. mix cheeses together reserve 1/4 cup cheese. add cheese to sauce stir until melted. mix in macaroni and parsley. pour into 2 qt casserole. top with reserved cheese and bread crumbs.
  2. Bake at 350 for 25 min.
    Note- any cheese combination works.

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Course/Dish: Pasta Sides

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