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Easy Peasy Macaroni & Cheesy

 Presented by Chef Jill Aker-Ray, Personal Chef

Prep Time: 10

Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins

Servings :8


3 tablespoons butter

2 1/2 cups uncooked  macaroni

1 teaspoon salt

1 pinch black pepper

1 pinch cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Pinch of ground dry mustard and dash of Worcestershire sauce-optional

3 cups shredded sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese or cheese of choice

1 pound Velveeta-cubed

4 1/2 cups whole milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place butter in a 9x13" dish. Place in hot oven until butter melts.

Remove; tilt to swirl butter and coat bottom and slightly up sides.

Add dry macaroni and spices and stir to coat.

Sprinkle with cheese and stir to mix.

Pour milk over evenly. DO NOT STIR! (You can press down slightly to submerge macaroni fully)

Bake, uncovered, for one hour.

Prior to baking, consider these recipe enhancing add-ins:

Diced ham or Bacon

Pulled pork or pulled rotisserie chicken

Pimientos or sliced olives

Frozen peas

Broccoli, cauliflower or sautéed mushrooms

Diced jalapeños

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