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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 298.5
  • Total Fat: 15.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 46.4 mg
  • Sodium: 354.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 12.9 g

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Homemade Mac & Cheese

Submitted by: FREEONE7

Introduction

This is my family's recipe for many generations, I just love it! This is my family's recipe for many generations, I just love it!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 cups of Macaroni
    2 tablespoons of butter
    2 tablespoons of flour
    1/4 teaspoon of salt
    1 cup of skim milk
    1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

While noodles are cooking-
Put small sauce pan on medium heat. But in butter, flour and salt and stir. Pour in milk and continue to stir until it is thick sauce. Turn off heat and stir in cheese until smooth.
Drain noodles and mix cheese into it.

If you desire- Put in a baking pan, cover in crushed saltine crackers and bake on 250 degrees for about 15 minutes.
(Makes it extra good)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RDOERR.






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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Yum yum yum! Make sure you look at the calories in your own ingredients because for me, this was around 450 calories per serving, just fyi! - 1/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great mac and cheese! There's nothing processed here. I ate a serving and a half for dinner; 450 calories for a meal isn't too bad. I served it with a nice salad. Tried a second time with some chopped onion, basil, and oregano mixed in-amazing! Also good with mushrooms, spinach, and onion salt. - 5/14/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe but I always chop onions and boil with the noodles. It gives an extra flavor, but you can't taste the onions once they are cooked and mixed in with the cheese. - 1/21/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. My family did not like the crackers on time, so next time it will be without the crackers. Still a very good dish. Thanks. - 12/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really enjoyed this dish. - 11/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this and have made it several times now. I added some cut up chicken for a little protein. Also, I definitely recommend the baking option. I covered it in bread crumbs and a little italian spice, and it was great! - 10/12/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved it, and so has everyone that I've made it for. - 5/20/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love Mac and Cheese, going to make it tonight just for a quick meal with some fish, but use low fat ingred. - 3/18/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm with you all. This was great. - 3/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It's yummy! - 2/19/08

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  • I'd never done it before, but I used Almond milk and it worked wonderfully!! Since I was the only one eating it, I cut the amount in half with no problem. So easy!! - 7/10/13

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  • Fine comfort food for a winters day. - 1/20/13

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  • Super yummy - what I always take for pot lucks! - 12/23/12

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  • I am making this tonight and cutting it in half, there are just me and my hubby....I am finally learning to slash our recipes inhalf , daughters are grown and away from home, but I found myself still cooking for 4....that meant over eating, too many leftovers and lots of wasted food. This is so simp - 10/10/12

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  • creamy and flavorful, and easy to prepare--with ingredients I already had on hand. - 9/3/12

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  • I was not expecting this recipe to be this good! - 2/27/12

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  • Very easy, Its good for that left over cheese from taco night, or a last min meal. - 6/22/11

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  • Maybe I did something wrong, but I did not enjoy this. It had very little flavor and there was too much sauce for the noodle amount. I even added onions when I boiled the noodles and some oregano and chili powder to the mixture. I think it's the skim milk and the amount of milk that does it. - 6/13/11

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  • This recipe was really good. I almost made a different mac and cheese out of a Pillsbury cookbook, but this recipe is almost exactly the same but with half the milk, cheese, flour, and butter. And it's still delicious! - 5/26/11

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  • I used low fat cheddar instead of regular; next time I will use regular for the flavour. So quick and easy, will make again! - 2/14/11

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  • Made this tonight for dinner and it was fantastic! Used Mexican Cheese since that was all I had and it still tasted great! Can't wait to try it with cheddar cheese. Super easy and quick too! - 2/1/11

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  • i tried this recipe but dont care for skim milk so I replaced it with Silk and it turned out excellent, the kids loved it - 1/19/11

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  • Made this with Barilla Pasta Plus elbow noodles. It was sooo good. My 15 month old and my 4.5 year old daughters loved this too. It was so easy to make too! - 1/5/11

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  • I made this with leftover cheese from party trays. It tastes fabulous but I'm not sure it's very healthy (lots of sodium and carbs). So it only gets 3 stars from me. I can't eat this but I'll serve it at our next get together. I also put extra shredded cheese and crushed cheese crackers on top. - 9/3/10

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  • being English i add English dry mustard to this dish... and a bay leaf then a squirt of lemon juice- mmmm - 9/2/10

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  • mix with chopped chicken, mushrooms, green beans and boil onion with noodles as suggested by someone. - 8/23/10

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  • This was terrific! My toddler even ate it. She only loves Kraft. I made it with barrilla plus pasta and whole wheat flour. The whole wheat flour gave it a different taste. But I liked it. I will make this recipe again. I like having an alternative to making Kraft all the time. - 5/4/10

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  • Are the 2 C macaroni dry or cooked?
    - 3/5/10

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  • I just tried it and it was soooo yummy! I was surprised at how thick the cheese sauce was. Good for sticking to the noodles. I had made cottage roll last night so I add some leftover pieces in. Pork, cheese and noodles. Man oh man! Oh and I put whole wheat bread crumbs on top instead. Thank you!! - 1/15/10

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  • I even baked this according to directions and it was a bit saucy. I very much enjoyed the taste of this dish, but my family apparently prefers homemade mac and cheese that you have to cut bites off..if that make any sense. - 12/19/09

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  • Taste Great - 12/1/09

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  • yummy - 11/13/09

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  • Really loved this recipe, and I added onions and green peppers. Yum. - 10/28/09

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  • I always add onion & use pepper jack cheese. Adds a bit of kick to it. Plus, some salsa on top! - 10/14/09

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  • Not worth the trouble we went through to make it (had trouble with the sauce) Had to add multiple things to make this edible. Won't be making it again. - 8/13/09

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  • Used whole wheat flour, monty jack chz (doubled the amount), added 2-1/2c broccoli, and baked as directed. It was ok. If I make again I will use cheddar cheese and double all the cheese sauce measurements except the flour. - 8/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yum! - 3/5/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A great way to get less calories for this recipe would be to use a butter substitute and add reduced fat cheddar cheese. I haven't made this yet but love mac and cheese and will definitely try this. - 2/26/08

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