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my mac and cheese

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Janis Reeves
Hanover, MN

I am always looking for ways to save a buck. I know a lot of people already have a recipe like this up their sleeve, but for those who do not...this is one can be yours!

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For my mac and cheese

  • 1 1/2 c
    uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried ground mustard
  • 3/4 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder

How To Make my mac and cheese

  • 1
    Prepare macaroni as directed on package.
  • 2
    As the pasta cooks prepare cheese sauce. In a small bowl combine flour and spices and set aside.
  • 3
    In a medium sauce pan on low heat melt the margarine and then slowly sprinkle in flour mixture and stir to combine cooking for 2-3 min to cook out the raw flour flavor.
  • 4
    Slowly add milk, whisking constantly until mixture comes to a boil, let boil for 1 min.
  • 5
    Remove from heat and stir in cheese until smooth.
  • 6
    Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water and then drain pasta. Add warm pasta to cheese mix to combine. Use reserved pasta water to thin out to your liking if necessary.

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