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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 351.3
  • Total Fat: 18.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 54.7 mg
  • Sodium: 583.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 15.1 g

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Macaroni & Cheese (baked)

Submitted by: SARAHG54

Introduction

This casserole is SO much better than the instant, packaged kind! Plus, you can control the ingredients - this version uses regular milk and cheese, but you can substitute low-fat versions. This casserole is SO much better than the instant, packaged kind! Plus, you can control the ingredients - this version uses regular milk and cheese, but you can substitute low-fat versions.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 c elbow macaroni
    1 c cheddar cheese
    2 T butter
    2 T flour
    1/2 t salt
    1/2 t pepper
    1/4 t garlic
    2 c milk (2%)
    1/2 c cornflakes, crushed
    paprika or other spices

Directions

Boil water and cook macaroni about 8 minutes. While it is cooking, melt butter and add flour and spices, then gradually stir in milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until it boils. Drain macaroni and put half into greased casserole, then top with half the cheese and half the sauce. Repeat. Sprinkle with cornflake crumbs and spices. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SARAHG54.





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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    i made a few changes to this recipe - used 1% milk and sifted in flour to make a white sauce without butter. added garlic powder, paprika and dijon mustard to sauce, stirred in fat free cream cheese, swiss, cheddar, monterrey jack. topped with cheddar instead of bread crumbs. yummy. - 10/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Just like my husband's!! but you have to note this...1/4 serving is HUGE! Add some peas as a side, mix it in with half portion and you are good to go!! - 5/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night. Instead of the corn flakes, I used organic whole grain flakes and it not only gave it great nutty flavor, but also boosted the fiber. - 9/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will never eat mac n cheese from a box again! This recipe was super even though I didn't end up baking it. I also added broccoli and carrots in the boiling water with the mac to add a little something extra. - 10/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! Topped with parmesan instead of corn flakes. Used fat free milk instead of 2%. - 3/9/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this recipe tonight. It was great! I liked it and more importantly my three children liked it. They did ask that next time I make it I omit the cornflakes. (I happened to like it with the cornflakes). - 1/17/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner and it was a hit! I added some carrots as SPARAXIS did and it was great! - 9/6/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was good but I am not a garlic person so I think next time I will substitute onions my husbands mother used to make baked macaroni with onions in it and it was really good. - 6/27/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very nice. I like the touch of garlic. - 1/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    l reckon my daughter will love this recipe - 10/29/08

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  • Made this leaving out the flour and cutting the milk back to 1 cup. Not as creamy but ohh so cheesy! - 6/30/12

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  • This was pretty good. I will definitely make it again. The only problem I had was that I made too many noodles and not enough sauce. Maybe next time I will mix in the macaroni with the sauce then bake it. - 1/17/12

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  • This was very good. I lessened the fat & sodium content in my version. The family still enjoyed it. Will make again. - 9/29/11

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  • I made this for my family and they loved it! I love the corn flakes on top and I used 1% milk and mexican blend cheese and it tasted just fine. I think cheddar would taste way better though! - 8/17/11

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  • Just made this for lunch. I like how fast and easy it was to put together! - 8/1/11

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  • I made this for dinner tonight-great! I used garlic bread crumbs instead of cornflakes and reduced fat cheddar to cut a little fat. I also used Mrs. Dash garlic and herb and a tablespoon of minced garlic instead of garlic powder. A relatively easy recipe the whole family loved! - 7/4/11

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  • made this tonight. very easy, and very good. :) - 5/30/11

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  • Great recipe! I added a teaspoon of mustard and a few drops of Tobasco sauce. And I topped with crushed Ritz crackers since I didn't have any corn flakes. - 4/15/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks great. I will make it tomorrow night for meatless Friday. I will try it with skim milk. - 1/13/11

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  • So good! Made it with egg substitute and vegan cheese but even my non-vegan friends loved it! Definitely will make again! - 11/29/10

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  • Left out the cornflakes and use a combination of cheeses instead. - 10/16/10

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  • It was pretty good. Next time I'll have to add more seasonings because mine came out kind of bland. - 9/6/10

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  • this is exactly the way I make mac and cheese and have been for years...without a recipe. It was nice to find something similar here all broken down as far as nutritional info. Yum! - 6/11/10

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  • I made this and stirred the cheese into the sauce, and then stirred pasta shells in before putting in a pan to bake. I also omitted the garlic (don't have any at the moment). I'll definitely need to add spice for flavor next time, but it was pretty good. - 4/3/10

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  • This was really good! Even my 4 yr old liked it. I added a sprinkle of Oscar Mayer real bacon bits. Next time I make it I will probably use a little more cheese. This one is a keeper! - 7/1/09

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