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Old 01-16-2003, 02:32 PM
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Baked Maccaroni & Cheese

Originally posted by Lifestar in the Nov 2002 WFD thread

Baked Maccaroni & Cheese


2 lbs. Elbow Maccaroni
1 stick+2 tbs Butter
2 Lbs Yellow American Cheese
4 C Milk'
1/4 C Grated parmesean or romano cheese

Pre-heat oven to 350*

Pre-cook macaroni "al dente"..drain and return to pot. Add 1 stick butter and stir till macaroni is coated.

Meanwhile in seperate pot, over medium heat, combine milk and american cheese, stirring 'till melted and smooth.

Add this mixture to maccaroni, and stir gently to combine. Season with S&P to taste.

Grease a 9X13 baking dish with 2 TBS butter, pour maccaroni mixture into pan. Sprinkle with grated cheese, and then bread crumbs

Bake 350* for @30 mins or till hot and bubbly and nicely browned.
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Old 01-16-2003, 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by Jeannie in the Nov 2002 WFD thread

This will serve 4 -5very generously as a side.

1/2 lb elbow macaroni, cooked only 4 minutes, and drained.
(Use Mueller's if you have it in your area, or creamettes or Barilla)
3 T butter
1/3 cup flour
1/2 salt
1/4 t pepper
2 1/2 cups whole milk
2 cups grated / shredded sharp cheddar cheese
buttered breadcrumbs, optional ( 3 T butter mixed

Melt butter in a saucepan, blend in flour and salt. Cook 3 minutes. Add milk and cook, stirring constantly until thickened. Add 1 1/2 cups grated/shredded cheddar, stirring and cooking until very thick.

Mix sauce thoroughly with the pasta in a 1 1/2 qt casserole.
Top with remaining cheese and then breadcrumbs if using.
Sprinkle with paprika

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes.
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Old 09-09-2003, 03:12 AM
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Originally posted by Caronamy in Aug 2003 WFD

Spicy Mac & Cheese
1 lb. hamburger
1 box macaroni & cheese dinner
1 cup V8 juice
1/2 package taco seasoning

Prepare the macaroni & cheese according to package
directions. In the meantime, fry the hamburger and rinse
in hot water to remove all the grease. Add the hamburger,
taco seasoning and tomato juice to the macaroni & cheese
and serve with a side salad.
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Old 12-26-2003, 03:41 AM
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Originally posted by Caronamy in Nov 2003 WFD

From Family Circle & Kraft

Taco Mac & Cheese

1 lb ground beef
1/3 cup salsa (recipe calls for Taco Bell)
1 - 1/2 tsp chili powder
2 cups (8 oz) elbow macaroni, uncooked
1/2 lb (8 oz) Velvetta, cut up

Brown beef in skillet, drain. Stir in 2-3/4 cups water, salsa,
and chili powder. Bring to a boil; stir in macaroni. Cover; simmer 10 minutes or until water is almost absorbed. Add Velvetta; stir until melted. Top with crushed tortilla chips, chopped green onions and tomatoes if desired. Makes 6 servings.

So ok, I never follow directions! I used Ditalini macaroni because I was out of elbows. I also used Mexican Velvetta. I cut up onions and fried them with the ground beef. At the end I added some more salsa. Did not top with the tortillas, onions or tomatoes. It was very good, reminded me of goulash.
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Old 01-30-2005, 02:08 PM
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Macaroni and Cheese - Quick and Dirty

I really don't care for packaged foods but in a hurry.

Take one box of Kraft Dinner or look alike
Open and remove the dried cheese package
Fill the box to the top with macaroni any size
Place in boiling water for 8-10 minutes
Just the contents not the box
Add about 2 cups or more of frozen peas
Maybe some onions if you like them
Just before it starts to boil again
Drain and follow package instructions

This doubles the size of the servings, thins out the 'packaged' cheese, adds a nutritional vegetable.

*This is pretty cheezy and probably doesn't belong in a forum of great tasting recipes so do remove if you wish.

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