COOPER® MELTY MAC AND CHEESE

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Rating:
3/5 (1 Review)
As far as comfort foods go, this classic is pretty high on that list. Not many foods get to be as creamy and melty and delicious as Cooper® mac and cheese. And not many can take you back to memories of a favorite meal quite like this either. Cook up this Cooper® mac and cheese, then settle in for the closest thing food can give you to a long, warm hug.

INGREDIENTS

• 1 (16-ounce) box elbow macaroni
• 4 1/2 tablespoons butter
• 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 teaspoon pepper
• 2 cups whole milk
• 1 pound Cooper® Sharp White or Yellow cheese, shredded

DIRECTIONS

• Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain. Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan until sizzling. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Add milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens, or about 5 to 7 minutes.

• Reduce heat to low. Stir in Cooper® cheese and continue to stir constantly until cheese is melted, or about 5 to 7 minutes.

• Add cooked macaroni and stir well. Serve immediately.

Homestyle variation:
• Follow all steps above, then spoon mixture into a 3-quart casserole dish. Top with breadcrumbs and bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until brown and bubbly.

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