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Old 11-15-2008, 06:37 PM   #1
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My macaroni and cheese recipe

I made this recipe up a few months ago and i got a lot of rooting and raves over it. Like a lot of others on here i don't do much for measuring things when i'm expermenting with foods but you can use your own amounts that you desire.

Elbow Macaroni (I use American Beauty) Boiled and Drained.
Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Grated
White Cheddar Cheese,Grated
Cream Cheese (I use Philadelphia)
Milk
Paprika, For garnish

ENJOY!

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Old 11-15-2008, 06:46 PM   #2
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sounds good to me!! thanks for sharing!!
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:12 PM   #3
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Can you elaborate lifesaver?
Do you grate the cheddar cheeses on top of the boiled pasta and stir, including the cream cheese and milk? Do you bake it? I only see the ingredients you listed.... no recipe. My mac and cheese comes out of a box, which I'll readily admit I like. I am looking for a simple homemade mac and cheese recipe.
I don't need the amounts, but if you could tell me the steps, I'd appreciate it.

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Old 11-15-2008, 07:31 PM   #4
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In a baking dish, pour desired amount of milk (enough to help the cheese blend into the pasta).
In a pot, bring water to a boil and add macaroni and cook according to package directions and drain.
Pour pasta over milk in baking dish.
Sprinkle grated cheeses over pasta.
Put baking dish in 350 degree oven and cook just until cheeses are melted.
Remove baking dish from oven, chop cream cheese into chunks and add to baking dish.
With a large spoon mix pasta and cheeses together, blending well to coat all pasta.
Sprinkle top with paprika and serve.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:38 PM   #5
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Ahhhh, that's much better.
That's simple enough I might give it a go.

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Old 11-15-2008, 09:20 PM   #6
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The ingredients are similar to what I use but I sub swiss cheese for the white cheddar. I also add some Velveeta to the macaroni. Mine is a stovetop dish. Boil the water and cook the noodles. Drain the macaroni and put back in same pot. Add some milk, butter, shredded cheeses, cream cheese and velveeta. Stir over low-med heat until cheeses are all melted. I season with Lawry's seasoned salt.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:33 PM   #7
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As a matter of fact maccheroni are delicious with chopped smoked ham or chopped smoked bacon,1 fried onion,olive oil, chopped and riped tomatoes (3),olives.
I suggest you to you start by frying the onion with olive oil and add all the chopped mentioned ingredients, if you keep on stirring the ingredients in a pot for ten minutes you'll make a tasty dressing for maccheroni.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:48 PM   #8
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I wonder... Montery jack cheese, cheddar and some Cotija?
That's what i have on hand, was planning on giving it a go tonight...
(with a bit of pepperoni fried and crumbled in, along with a bit of
garlic and shallots sauteed in the pepperoni oil...)
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:30 AM   #9
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Sounds like the cream cheese might give it a rich creaminess. I may try that the next time I make mac and cheese.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:07 AM   #10
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oooh I like the cream cheese and fried pepperoni ideas!! Thanks guys....I just may be experimenting tonight!!! ;)
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