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Mac & Cheese for a crowd

This recipe serves 12 and is perfect for your family reunion.

This recipe serves 12 and is perfect for your family reunion.

Whether small and spontaneous or large and organized months in advance, family reunions are fun! Celebrating our common history and heritage is good reason to gather, but most of all I appreciate the good food and catching up on the latest family gossip.

I always make this irresistible Macaroni & Cheese for A Crowd. Since it’s a real crowd pleaser, I usually make two pans and they both disappear. Collect the compliments and make copies of the recipe to share. And I bring this yummy casserole in a disposable dish – if the dish gets lost, I don’t feel badly!
Macaroni & Cheese
for a Crowd
Makes 12 servings
1 box (16 ounces) dry, small
elbow macaroni, cooked and
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black
2 cans (12 fluid ounces each)
Nestlé Carnation Evaporated
2 cups water
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded
sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded
Monterey Jack or hot pepper
Monterey Jack cheese
Ground paprika (optional)

PREHEAT oven to 375ºF. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish or disposable baking pan.

COMBINE cornstarch, salt and pepper in large saucepan. Stir in evaporated milk, water and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in cheeses until melted. Place macaroni into prepared dish. Pour cheese sauce over macaroni; stir to coat. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Nutrition Information per serving: 320 calories; 180 calories from fat; 20 g total fat; 12 g saturated fat; 65 mg cholesterol; 700 mg sodium; 20 g carbohydrate; less than 1 g fiber; 6 g sugars; 15 g protein; 45% calcium.

Jenny Harper is Senior Culinary Specialist for the Nestlé Test Kitchens and VeryBestBaking.com. Recipe courtesy of Family Features.

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