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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese


A variation of cheeses make a good macaroni and cheese. Cheddar and American cheese is a favorite. Experiment to find the cheeses you like best in yours.

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  • 8 ounces or 1 1/2 c. uncooked macaroni
  • 2 T. butter
  • small chopped onion
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 2 c. milk
  • 8 ounces of chopped cheeses
  • (1/2 t. optional garlic powder)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 T. butter
  • 1/2 cup finely ground crackers


Servings 6
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 30mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Boil and cook macaroni until tender but not overdone or mushy.Drain but do not rinse.

Step 2

In the meantime, prepare your sauce by melting the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and salt and pepper to taste. Add the flour, mix and slowly add the milk with a whisk. Add the cheeses and cook until melted. Add the drained macaroni and mix. Pour into a greased casserole dish.

Step 3

Melt 4 T. butter and mix with 1/2 cup finely ground up crackers. Sprinkle this on top of the macaroni and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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  • Blue cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Mozarella
  • 1 baguette
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Bacon


  1. Cut your cheeses into thin slices
  2. Slice baguette down the middle (like a sandwich)
  3. Layer cheddar, blue, and mozarella cheese inside the bread
  4. Top with sun-dried tomatoes
  5. Close baguette and wrap with bacon strips
  6. Put in oven and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees
  7. Slice and serve!

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