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Parmesan Macaroni Mix

"This creamy macaroni and cheese mix is better than the kind you buy at the store," assures Iola Egle of McCook, Nebraska. "The sauce is smooth, rich and so yummy!"
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2-3 servings per batch


  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1-3/4 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cut in butter until crumbly. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 months. Yield: 5 batches (about 5 cups total).
  • To prepare macaroni: Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, combine 1 cup mix, milk, water and salt in a saucepan. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thick and bubbly. Drain macaroni; stir into sauce until evenly coated.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 329 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.

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