Marvelous Mac 'n Cheese! Recipe

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Homemade macaroni and cheese that's easy to prepare and tastes so much better than out of a box. A personal and family favorite!

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Servings: 4-6


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  • 2 cups uncooked fusili pasta (for a healthier option, substitute wheat pasta)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (can also substitute with wheat flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 slices mild chedder cheese


  1. Bring water to a boil and cook pasta as directed on package.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat and add in the salt, pepper and flour. Mix together until thick.
  3. Gradually stir in the milk and continue stirring until the mixture is boiling (about 5-7 minutes; will have a creamy texture).
  4. Add in the slices of cheese one at a time, stirring well after each addition to make sure the cheese has completely melted.
  5. Drain pasta and pour into the cheese mixture. Mix well and serve.
  6. OPTION: Add in crab to add some variety. You can also put the finished macaroni and cheese into a casserole dish, sprinkle bread crumbs on top and bake it in the oven.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 263g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 642  
Calories from Fat 152 24%
Total Fat 17.34g 22%
Saturated Fat 9.91g 40%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 428mg 18%
Potassium 450mg 13%
Total Carbs 99.82g 27%
Dietary Fiber 4.0g 13%
Sugars 9.61g 6%
Protein 20.28g 32%
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  • I took the basic recipe and substituted a mix of shredded mexican and mozzarella cheese in place of the slices of cheese. I also added a diced roma tomato to the cream sauce before I added the cheese. To add a bit of a kick I added Sriracha, about 2 table spoons. I did bake it for 25 min. as the option said with a mixture of bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.

    This dish tasted great and I have leftovers for at least one more meal.

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    • Matthew
      Simple easy and delicious. My family loves it.
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