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Macaroni & Cheese

Southern Mac and Cheese


This baked southern mac n cheese is so creamy and delicious. This is sure to be a hit among the whole family.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups half-and-half (fat-free)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 (8oz) block extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (8oz) block extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (16oz) pkg elbow macaroni, cooked


  1. Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Gradually whisk in flour until mixture is smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in salt, black pepper, red pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Gradually whisk in half-and-half and milk; cook, whisking constantly, for 8-10 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Stir in half of sharp cheddar cheese. Stir in the extra-sharp cheddar cheese until mixture is smooth.
  5. Remove from heat and combine pasta and cheese mixture.
  6. Pour mixture into greased 13×9 baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining sharp cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

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