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Let me preface this post by saying that this isn’t going to taste like the Kraft version. Somewhere deep inside, I had hopes that it would. I did. I’m not saying that this isn’t super tasty. Because it is. It’s just not mac and cheese from a box. Nothing will ever match mac and cheese from a box.

By way of a secondary preface, many thanks to Amanda for sharing this recipe with me :) I hope that I did it justice!

Gather your supplies:

  • 1-16 oz box of macaroni
  • 2-8 oz blocks of cheese, one white, one yellow
  • 1 small onion (or the equivalent)
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 4 Tbs butter
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Bread crumbs (or a couple of slices of bread to turn into bread crumbs)

First things first, prepare your noodles. While that’s happening, shred your blocks of cheese and dice your onion.

When the noodles are done, transfer them to a greased, glass 9×13 pan, and mix in the onions and the cheese.

Thinly slice your stick of butter and distribute over the top.

Sprinkle on Parmesan and bread crumbs. We didn’t have as much in the way of bread crumbs as I thought that we did. So, I toasted a couple of slices of bread and diced and crumbled it up. It worked, sort of!

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. When it’s done, mix it up and serve!

Side note #1: check out how green that broccoli is!

Side note #2: What do you all know about melting cheese? How do they make Velveeta? Is there a way to make it that doesn’t involve infusing cheese with 8 million chemicals?

I wanna know: What’s your favorite way to prepare pasta? Stuffed? With sauce? With cheese?

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