Traditional Macaroni & Cheese
Traditional Macaroni & Cheese

Traditional Macaroni & Cheese

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This baked version of Traditional Macaroni & Cheese is quick and easy to prepare. This family favorite is always a welcomed addition for lunch or at dinnertime.

15 mins. to Prepare

20 mins. Cooking Time

0 mins. Standing Time

35 mins. Total

Servings: 6 servings

Difficulty: Easy

This recipe is: Vegetarian


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PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 2-quart casserole dish.

COMBINE cornstarch, salt, mustard and pepper in medium saucepan. Stir in evaporated milk, water, and butter. Cook over medium-heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in 1½ cups cheese until melted. Add macaroni; mix well. Pour into prepared casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and light brown.

NOTE: To transform Macaroni & Cheese from a simple dish to a savory one-dish meal, add 1 cup chopped ham or hot dogs after milk mixture comes to a boil.

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 6 servings
Calories from Fat140
 %Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 540mg22%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Dietary Fiber .5g3%
Sugars 5g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A10%
Vitamin C0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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My husband hates it when I use any other recipes. Great and easy recipe!


This was the first time I'd made Mac & Cheese from scratch, and was very nervous. Not only was this easy, but the taste does not compare to boxed mac & cheese. AT ALL. This is the easiest, more wonderful recipe I ahve ever tried.


Made this last night, very cold here in Texas and it was perfect.


This macaroni & cheese casserole was the best tasting I've ever made not to mention quick & easy. I don't like to add eggs so this recipe is perfect! The only thing I might change up in the future is the types of cheese I use other than that, this recipe is a keeper, you won't be dissapointed!


I make this recipe but occassionally substitute potatoes for macaroni. My family loves it.


I made this for my family for the first time 2 days ago. It was really easy and everyone liked it.


I have tried many recipes for mac and cheese and this is one of the best I have found. I don't like eggs in my macaroni and this stayed creamy.

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