Macaroni and Cheese

Introduce kids to the joy of cooking with an easy recipe they already love: mac and cheese. It's bubbly ready in about 30 minutes.



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Ingredients
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    8   ounces 
    dried elbow macaroni or desired-shape pasta (2 cups)
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    2   tablespoons 
    butter or margarine
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    2   tablespoons 
    all-purpose flour
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    ground black pepper
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    1 1/2  cups 
    fat-free milk
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    1  12  ounce package 
    sliced reduced-fat process American cheese product, torn

Directions
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Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, for cheese sauce, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Stir macaroni into cheese sauce in saucepan, stirring to coat. Cook over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Makes 4 servings.
Variation
  • Oven Macaroni and Cheese: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare as above, except increase milk to 2 cups. Transfer mixture to a 2-quart casserole. Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 507, Fat, total (g) 20, chol. (mg) 62, sat. fat (g) 11, carb. (g) 54, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 29, sodium (mg) 1245, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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