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Grandma's Mac and Cheese Recipe
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Grandma's Mac and Cheese Recipe

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"Here's a must-have for any cheese lover's recipe box," promises Melissa Bower from Carbondale, Illinois. "The creamy side dish is easy to make and gets rave reviews from everyone who tastes it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/3 cups 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked elbow macaroni

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups (prepared with reduced-fat butter, fat-free milk and reduced-fat cheeses) equals 474 calories, 23 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 1,022 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt, mustard and pepper until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add the cheeses and Worcestershire sauce; stir until cheese is melted. Fold in macaroni.
  2. Pour into a 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Grandma's Mac and Cheese in Cooking for 2 Spring 2005, p41

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups (prepared with reduced-fat butter, fat-free milk and reduced-fat cheeses) equals 474 calories, 23 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 1,022 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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