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"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."--Calvin Trillin

Mama Maria’s Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Maria Sabale


1/2 cup melted butter
1/3 cup flour
2 cups milk
3 cups of your favorite shredded cheese (I use Mexican Cheese for the variation)

Italian breadcrumbs
More butter (3T)

1 box elbow noodles

1. Prep: preheat oven at 350º.
2. Boil noodles; drain. You can start making your roux at the same time. Heat butter and flour on medium high setting and whisk in milk (pour slowly).
3. Add in cheese; stir well.
4. Combine cooked pasta with roux.
5. Transfer Mac and Cheese to a baking dish, top with shredded cheese.
6. In a skillet, combine butter and Italian breadcrumbs. Mix well and top the Mac and cheese with an even layer of mixture.
7. Bake for 15-20 mins. or until top is a golden brown.
8. Enjoy some cheesy goodness. :)

Optional toppings:
Panko crumbs or crushed Ritz crackers

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30-35 mins.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Yields a good amount. Kids will fight over leftovers. Haha




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