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Golden Macaroni and Cheese


The easy method for making the thickener for the cheese sauce is the key to this recipe. You simply shake the ingredients in a jar - it is fool proof and fun!

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  • 1 (8-ounce) package elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups milk (I use whole milk)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 2 (10-ounce) blocks sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided ( I use one block of Sharp Cheddar and one block of Extra-Sharp Cheddar cheese)
  • 1 cup soft plain breadcrumbs ( The recipe suggest homemade breadcrumbs, but I use store bought - not Italian breadcrumbs, just plain)
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted (I use butter)


Step 1

COOK macaroni according to package directions; drain well. Set aside.

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 13x9 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 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown.


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