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Homemade Mac & Cheese



Original recipe makes 6 servings

1 box (about 8 ounces) uncooked elbow macaroni or another type of fun pasta
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated smoked Mozzarella cheese
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 tablespoon garlic
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 ground mustard
1/2 smoked papika
3 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup bread crumbs


1.Cook macaroni according to the package directions. Drain.

2.In a large pot , melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in enough flour to make a roux. Add milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses & spices, and cook over low heat until cheese is melted and the sauce is a little thick. Add the cooked macaroni to the pot and stir well. Butter the large casserole dish, and pour macaroni and sauce mixture in.

3.Melt butter or margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and brown. Spread over the macaroni and cheese to cover. Sprinkle with a little paprika.

4.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Serve.

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