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Not Your Mama's Mac and Cheese + Crunchy Topping Ideas

Posted by Courtney Lynn/Supersize Family Kitchens on August 8, 2017 at 11:35 PM

Not Your Mama's Mac and Cheese + Crunchy Topping Ideas

This easy recipe uses Velveeta. It melts in a hurry and makes a smooth, creamy sauce. Have fun with the toppings on this, but keep in mind that some toppings will brown faster than others, so you may have to alter the cook time so the topping doesn’t burn.

Not Your Mama’s Mac and Cheese

From (exclusive, unpublished recipe)

Makes 8 servings

½ pound macaroni, uncooked (cook half of a one-pound box and save the rest for later)

¼ cup butter or margarine

¼ cup all-purpose flour

1 ½ cups whole milk

½ pound Velveeta, cut into ½ inch cubes

1 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (or any crunchy topping: crushed Doritos, French-fried onions, pork rinds, etc.)

Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium saucepan, cook macaroni to al dente, drain. In another medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour and cook for two minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in milk, then bring to a boil. Add cheese melt, cook and stir just until cheese is melted. Pour macaroni in a greased 9 x 9 pan, cover with cheese sauce, and stir to coat the macaroni. Top with crushed crackers or any crunchy topping. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until topping is toasted and cheese is bubbling around the edges.

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Categories: All Recipes, Recipes-Side Dishes

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