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Auntie Heather's Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Deb McGrath
Added: Sunday, May 17, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Milk- tastes best with 2% or whole milk
corn starch
butter
onion powder
pepper
Shredded Colby-Jack Cheese or Cheddar if you prefer
Italian Bread crumbs
Grated Parmesan Cheese
12 ounce box of pasta- your choice; if using 16 ounce box, add a bit more of everything

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325.
Boil pasta until done using package directions. Drain, rinse, and pour into 9x13" baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Thinly slice 3-4 Tablespoons of butter and spread over top of pasta.
In saucepan melt 1/2 stick of butter and add 2 tablespoons of corn starch. Stir- be careful not to burn.
Add milk slowly- total of +/- 2 1/2 cups. Add onion powder and pepper to taste. Stir continuously until mixture thickens.
When mixture thickens and slow boils, begin adding +/- 12 ounces of shredded Colby-Jack cheese to taste. Stir until cheese is thoroughly melted.
Pour over pasta and if there is not enough cheese sauce, add a bit more milk and mix thoroughly. You want to be sure it is fairly juicy but not watery, as it will dry a bit while baking.
Place +/- 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs in microwaveable bowl with about 3 Tablespoons butter; and microwave until melted. Add grated Parmesan cheese to taste and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle over mac and cheese mixture to cover the entire top.
Cover with foil, place on center rack in preheated oven, and bake until heated through and bubbly- do not overcook or it will dry out.

 

 

 

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