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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 a month 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 a month 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 2 months 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. 2 months ago
    I don't care for mustard so i left that out and added a little mozzarella to it
    Lindsay Reider Fink 2 months ago
    Amazing and delicious
    Klomm 2 months 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 7 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. 8 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 8 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 9 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.