Rating: 4.5 stars
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This homemade baked macaroni and cheese recipe beats the boxed kind any day of the week.  For a divine main dish, stir in chopped cooked ham before baking, and then sprinkle top with chopped cooked bacon before serving.

Louise Floyd, Potters Station, Alabama
Recipe by Southern Living January 2004

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Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain well. Set aside.

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  • Place milk, flour, and onion salt in a quart jar; cover tightly, and shake vigorously 1 minute.

  • Stir together flour mixture, 3 1/2 cups cheese, and macaroni.

  • Pour macaroni mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish or 2 (11-inch) oval baking dishes. Sprinkle evenly with breadcrumbs and remaining 1 cup cheese; drizzle evenly with melted butter.

  • Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

  • *20 ounces loaf pasteurized prepared cheese product, shredded or cut into small cubes, may be substituted. Omit breadcrumbs if using prepared cheese product.

  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used Kraft Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

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