Basic Elbow Macaroni Recipe

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The next time you make macaroni, our home economists recommend that you cook up a double batch. Then turn the leftovers into a delightful new dish like the ones on the next page.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 quarts water
  • 8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 203 calories, 1g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein


  1. In a large kettle, bring water to a boil. Add macaroni; return to boil. Cook, uncovered, for 6-8 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Rinse and drain. Yield: about 4 cups.
Originally published as Basic Elbow Macaroni in Leftover Makeovers 2006, p72

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