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Baked Mac & Cheese

February 6, 2014

This is an easy standard Mac & Cheese recipe. There’s lots of options for adding ingredients. Suggestions are: broccoli, bacon, cubed baked apples, green chile, and cubed ham (drained). This is an easy recipe to half and bake in a 9×9-inch pan.

Mac 'n Cheese

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30-40 min
Total Time: 60 min
Yield: 8-10 servings, one 7-inch x 11-inch pan
Taste: Good

Ingredients:
1 (12 ounce) package macaroni
1 egg
2 cups milk (can substitute green chile sauce)
1 tbs melted butter
2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup of breadcrumbs

Procedure:

1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray with cooking spray a 2-quart baking dish.

2) In a large pot of salted water, lightly boil the macaroni for about 5 minutes until half-cooked.

3) Whisk the egg and milk (or green chile sauce) together in a large cup. Add cheese to the egg and milk. Stir well.

4) Place the lightly cooked macaroni in the prepared baking dish. Pour the egg and cheese liquid over the macaroni, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and stir well. Stir in any of the optional ingredients into the mixture. Press the mixture evenly around the baking dish.

5) Mix 1 tbs of melted butter with breadcrumbs. Spread evenly over dish.  Alternatively, you can sprinkle dry bread crumbs over dish and spray with cooking spray instead of mixing with melted butter.

6) Bake uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the top is brown.

Source: Modified from All-Recipes

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