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Macaroni and cheese is one of my most favorite comfort foods. It makes for an easy side dish, a snack or even a meal. It is a dish that can be made so many different ways.

To make homemade macaroni and cheese:

Cook and drain 2 cups of macaroni or corkscrew pasta

Shred 3 cups of your favorite cheese (or a mix of your favorite) mozzarella, cheddar, Havarti, swiss and gouda are some of my favorites

mince 1 clove of garlic

wash and cut broccoli into small pieces (optional)

add 3 tbsp. butter with the minced garlic to a large sauce pan and melt over medium-high heat

add 1 1/2 cups of milk and shredded cheese, stir

turn heat down to medium

add cooked pasta and broccoli (if using) *you can also add cooked, diced chicken

stir until the cheese is all melted and the pasta is coated in the sauce

remove from heat

add salt and pepper to taste and stir it again

serve the macaroni and cheese as is OR put it in a baking dish, add more shredded cheese on top and bake at 375 F until cheese is melted/golden

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7 comments… add one
  • Charisa Aug 19, 2013

    Looks really good! Can’t ever go wrong with cheese and noodles!

    Found you through Homemaker on a dime!

  • Cathi Aug 19, 2013

    Great recipe! Found you through the Manic Monday linky party =)

  • Kristina & Millie Aug 19, 2013

    This recipe sounds great and simple – two thinks I like 🙂 Found via Homemade Tuesday! Will be adding this recipe to my book! Thanks for sharing!

  • Julie Corbisiero Aug 22, 2013

    Hi, this macaroni and cheese looks so good and I would love to make this! I saw it on Thursday favorite things.

  • Angel Aug 22, 2013

    Looks delicious. Thank you for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

  • Krista Low Aug 26, 2013

    This homemade mac and cheese recipe looks fabulous! I love making homemade comfort food! Yummo 🙂 Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  • Katherines Corner Aug 27, 2013

    comfort food! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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