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Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese

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  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons McCormick Mustard, Ground
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mccormick black pepper, coarse ground
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 6 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Paprika
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    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook macaroni in large saucepan as directed on package for al dente pasta. Rinse under cold water; drain well.
    2. Melt butter in same saucepan on medium heat. Sprinkle with flour and seasonings. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until well blended. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Stirring constantly, cook 3 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken. Stir in cheese until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Add macaroni; toss gently to coat. Pour into greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Mix panko and paprika; sprinkle evenly over top.
    3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown on top. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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    Bonnie 18 days ago
    Had I realized before I started making this that I had no cheddar, I would have changed courses. But I decided to use what I had in the fridge which was a combination of mozzarella, American cheese, parmesan and Gorgonzola. It turned out beautiful and was delicious with more of an Alfredo taste than mac & cheese. Next time, I’ll make sure to get sharp cheddar before I make this. Directions were very easy to follow and my kids loved it!!
    Alexis Shaw 22 days ago
    Absolutely amazing! We added Pepper Jack cheese to it and it was perfect!!
    Erin Penny- Fox a month ago
    Wonderful!!! I used half swiss and half sharp cheddar. My family said best mac and cheese ever
    McTaggart a month ago
    really good & really filling. The seasoning was perfect! I dont like really creamy mac and cheese so i only did 3 cups of milk, instead of 4.
    Carolyn M. a month ago
    I don't care for mustard so i left that out and added a little mozzarella to it
    Amazing and delicious
    Klomm a month ago
    Dinner came out great. I actually used 4 cups sharp cheddar and 2 cups asiago. Next time, I'll add more milk to make it creamier but the flavor was yummy. Hubby was lovin' it. 🍴😊
    Susan D. 2 months ago
    it was very easy to put together. it was very saucy for my taste. it was a hot with family. i added rotisserie chicken to it . i also used a cup of velveeta cheese and the rest mild cheddar cheese. i reduced the mustard powder to h add lf of suggested amount. would make again.
    Leigh Barnaby 2 months ago
    Was delicious, next time I would make it more saucier.
    Emily Anderson 2 months ago
    So. Good. No modifications except adding hot dogs. NOTE: 4 hot dogs are not enough. Just add the whole pack.
    Narmeen Rectenwald 2 months ago
    Super yummy did not modify
    Yvonne A. 3 months ago
    Awesome! It seemed like there was way too much cheese sauce...but by the time it had baked it was perfect!
    White 3 months ago
    made this for dinner tonight, read the reviews before hand and cut back on the mustard and decided that next time i will leave out the panko. otherwise it was a big hit and i will be making it again.
    Daniel Hickman 4 months ago
    used 1 cup swiss, 1 cup guyere, and 4 cups cheddar. used one cup heavy whipping cream. Everyone liked it. I will make it again.
    Thomas Doty 4 months ago
    first time making something homemade it turned out reallly good will definitely make more just with less mustard powder
    Diana Lagunas 5 months ago
    it was delicious!!!!
    Brianna D. 6 months ago
    modified out of laziness, still very good!!
    David B. 6 months ago
    it was great! made it for my grandkids, since i dont like mac and cheese, and i ended up eating a coupĺe of servings. i added mascarpone and parmesan cheese.
    Ashley Richardson 6 months ago
    family did not like it at all
    Kelsey O'Toole 6 months ago
    Great cheese sauce and seasoning!
    Breanna Goodwin 6 months ago
    I halved the recipe. Definitely use less ground mustard. i was still 1/4 short and thats all i taste lol Not the recipe for me.
    Awesome meal - easy to make - would use a little less ground mustard and more cheese, but still delicious!
    Anderson 6 months ago
    Fantastic! Perfect mac’ n cheese recipe. I made homemade bread crumbs instead of panko and it turned out great
    Brooks 7 months ago
    Husband and granddaughters loved it. Definitely makong again!
    deb o 7 months ago
    Great! Everyone asked for the recipe 😁
    Myra P. 7 months ago
    Loved it, my first time making homemade mac and cheese, came out delicious the only thing I messed up was I didnt read the part about mixing the paprika and breadcrumbs together before spreading it on top but it still looked and tasted really good! I only used 1 cup of Panko and mixed in the sauce some Mexican taco cheese cause I didn't have enough cheddar.
    Zoe 7 months ago
    Made this with my sister. It was so much fun and not to hard to make. We’re making it again right now!
    Marla M. 8 months ago
    Made this a gluten free side with garbanzo pasta. Added a shake of cayenne as I usually do with most cheese dishes.
    MAD JACK G. 8 months ago
    looks great, my Father brought home cheese ends, I used them. post taste later, looks awesome. J
    James Small 8 months ago
    Awesome recipe. I added a little more milk the second time making this because everything was soaked up during baking and it ended up a little stiff.