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Mac 'n' Cheese for a Bunch Recipe
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Mac 'n' Cheese for a Bunch Recipe

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You'll satisfy many taste buds with this rich and comforting dish from Dixie Terry from Goreville, Illinois. Tender macaroni is covered in a creamy, homemade cheese sauce, and then topped with golden bread crumbs. A true crowd pleaser!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 packages (two 16 ounces, one 7 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 1-1/4 cups butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 quarts milk
  • 3 pounds sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1-1/2 cups dry bread crumbs

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 395 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 510 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions until almost tender. Meanwhile, in a large stock pot, melt 1 cup butter. Stir in flour and salt until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Drain macaroni; stir into sauce.
  2. Transfer to three greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over casseroles.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 36 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Mac 'n' Cheese for a Bunch in Taste of Home April/May 2007, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 395 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 510 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

I thought this was quite one-note (had very little depth of flavor). Definitely needs both salt and pepper. I'm thinking using 2 or even 3 kinds of cheese would also help - not sure which ones, though. An average-tasting mac'n'cheese (hence the three stars) I probably won't make again.

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

This is so delicious! The only thing I change is the bread crumbs. I use crushed Ritz crackers instead.

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