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“This is the "comfort food" most requested by my kids over the years and probably one of the few meals that all 5 kids would rate unanimously thumbs up! I use a lighter version of this recipe (#136686)when calories are being watched and it is equally welcomed on the dinner table.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, over low heat, melt butter. Add flour; stir with a wooden spoon 3 minutes or until sauce is frothy and taste of flour is gone.
  2. Gradually whisk in the milk and continue heating until sauce is just at the boiling point. Turn down the heat; let simmer a few minutes.
  3. Add pepper & hot sauce but, don't use hot sauce (or mustard) too sparingly, as it helps to bring out the taste of the cheese. Stir in the heavy cream; simmer briefly or until flavors are blended.
  4. Stir 3/4 of the cheese into simmering sauce and blend until melted; combine cheese sauce with the cooked macaroni and pour into a 9 x 13 baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
  5. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

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