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Skillet Mac & Cheese Recipe
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Skillet Mac & Cheese Recipe

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You could use salt and pepper to taste, but we don't feel it needs it. This is so simple it seems almost too easy! You'll love it and want to fix it often. Kids really go for the rich cheesy flavor. —Ann Bowers, Rockport, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 599 calories, 37 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 1,163 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to the package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add cream; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Stir in cheese until melted.
  3. Drain macaroni; add to cheese mixture. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Skillet Mac & Cheese in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p14

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 599 calories, 37 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 1,163 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2016

"Very good, I used shredded cheese not velveeta though. It was delicious."

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"I use this when i crave some comfort food but i also cut up strips of bacon and cook that in the oven so i can stir it in with the macaroni ;)"

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2015

"This is a good recipe for quick Mac & cheese."

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2015

"Have made this several times and it is always a hit. I usually double the recipe. After I finish preparing it in the skillet I will put the Mac n cheese in a casserole dish sprinkled with some shredded cheddar cheese. Bake it at 350degrees for about 15 minutes. I do this for presentation purposes."

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2015

"Mac and Cheese is the perfect comfort food. I watch calories, but every now and then you need to splurge and throw caution to the wind. This recipe is creamy, the way it should be. It is a 4 star recipe as is. Sharp cheddar is a much better cheese to use instead of processed cheese, and gives it a richer flavor. For the mac and cheese loving adults in my family, I use 1/2 pound of sharp cheddar and 1/4 pound of smoked Gouda cheese. I also add 1/2 tsp of dry mustard. That gives it the kick it needs. For those complaining of the floury taste, you need to add the flour to the butter and cook in the skillet, stirring continuously, for 1-2 minutes before adding the half-and-half. This will get rid of the floury taste."

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