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Ooey Gooey Macaroni and Cheese

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“I like this mac and cheese because the sauce is smooth, gooey and delicious--and it doesn't curdle while baking like some recipes. Make sure you use a big enough pan for baking, otherwise the sauce will ooze onto the floor of your oven! The mozzarella cheese is the key to this recipe--don't leave it out. You can use the noodles from 2 7-ounce boxes of regular macaroni and cheese mix for this recipe, just discard the cheese packets (or try mixing them in).”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
SERVES:
4-6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni in boiling water for 6 minutes.
  2. Drain and pour into greased 2-quart baking pan.
  3. You can use a 9 x 9-inch pan--it will be full.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the butter over medium heat in heavy pan.
  5. Whisk in the flour until smooth.
  6. Gradually whisk in the milk.
  7. Cook until it thickens a bit.
  8. Stir in the cheese, cooking until it is melted.
  9. Mixture will be very"gooey".
  10. Season to taste.
  11. Carefully pour cheese sauce over the cooked macaroni.
  12. (You also can just mix the noodles into the sauce and then transfer back into the pan.) Place cookie sheet under pan in case of"boil-overs".
  13. Place in 350 degree oven and bake 40 minutes, or until bubbly and top is beginning to brown.
  14. If you wish, you may cut cheese slices into shapes and place on top after removing from oven.

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