Amy's Awesome Macaroni and Cheese

This is a macaroni and cheese recipe that my friend and neighbor Amy shared in our neighborhood newsletter a few years ago.  My family loves it and it is now their favorite macaroni and cheese recipe.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.  It is very cheesy and creamy and just plain delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. uncooked ziti noodles (or other pasta)
  • ½ stick of butter
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 oz. Velveeta cheese
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices of American cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350°.  Cook ziti according to directions and drain well.  In a large saucepan, melt the butter.  Whisk in the flour to make a paste.  Gradually whisk in the milk.  Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking until thickened, about 1 minute.  Add the Velveeta and American cheeses, salt and pepper.  Whisk until smooth.  Stir the cooked ziti into the cheese sauce.  Scrape into a shallow 2-qt. baking dish.  Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on the top.  Bake uncovered until bubbly and lightly golden on top, 20-25 minutes.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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Lynn's Recipes: February 2011
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