Better Than Boxed Macaroni & Cheese

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 429.4
  • Total Fat: 19.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.5 mg
  • Sodium: 787.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 20.7 g

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Ummmm, comfort food.... Ummmm, comfort food....
Number of Servings: 5


    2 Tbsp Corn Starch
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp dry mustard
    1/4 tsp pepper
    1 1/2 cups milk
    2 Tbsp butter
    2 cups shredded or 8 oz cheese any mix of your favorite
    8 oz your favorite pasta (don't cook quite all the way)


Start cooking the pasta.

Set the oven to 375 degrees.

While the pasta is cooking (only a little over half way)
in a separate pot combine the corn starch, salt, dry mustard, and the pepper.

Slowly add the milk to it, cook over a med-high heat and stir constantly until it just comes to a boil.

Remove milk mixture from the heat and add 1 3/4 cups of the cheese and mix in until it melts.

Drain the pasta.

After the cheese melts, mix it together with the pasta then put all that in a casserole dish. You may want to lightly grease the dish.

Top it with the remaining cheese and bake uncovered for about 25 minutes, it should be lightly browned.

PS: I had some frozen meatballs on hand. Defrosted them first and cut them into fourths, then mixed them in with the pasta and cheese before baking.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BARETREES130.

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