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The Ultimate Country-Style Macaroni and Cheese

by Danica Waters

There’s just some days when you need a good old dish of piping hot, creamy macaroni and cheese.  Not the day-glo-orange kind.  I’m talkin’ REAL homestyle mac and cheese with rich chunks of cheddar and a creamy, dreamy, tangy-deelish sauce.

Here it is, folks.  The perfect cure to the Tuesday Blues.






The Ultimate Country-Style Macaroni and Cheese

7 oz uncooked elbow macaroni

1/4 C butter

3 Tbsp all-purpose flour

2 C milk

8-oz pkg. cream cheese, softened

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

2 tsp. country-style dijon mustard

2 C cubed 1/2″ Cheddar Cheese

2 C steamed fresh broccoli florets, chopped

Potato chips, crumbled fine or 1 C fresh bread crumbs mixed with 2 Tbsp melted butter and 2 Tbsp. fresh minced parsley, for topping


Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.  Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, melt 1/4 C butter, stir in flour.  Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth and bubbly (about a minute).

Stir in milk, cream cheese, salt, pepper, and mustard.    Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened (3-4 minutes).

Stir in cooked macaroni and Cheddar cheese cubes,  fold in cooked broccoli.;  pour into 2-quart casserole or individual oven-safe ramekins.

In small bowl, crush potato chips, or stir together ingredients for bread crumb topping; sprinkle over macaroni and cheese.

Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until heated through and bubbly.

Serves 6


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