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Mac and Cheese

Panko is a bit more brown then I normally like.
Still good though :)

Ingredients

  • 1 box Annie's shells and white cheddar
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup milk (I use skim)
  • 2 Tbsp butter (I use salted... I have to salt Annie's if I don't and salted butter has about the right amount for me)
  • Cheese. It doesn't really matter what type. I've used:
    • Cheddar
    • Mozzarella
    • Colby Jack
    • Provolone
  • Vegetables. I've used:
    • Frozen peas
    • Frozen corn
    • Fresh broccoli
    • Green onions
    • Jalapenos
    • Mushrooms
    • Snow or sugar snap peas
  • Meat. I've
    • Cooked in imitation crab
    • Served with hot dogs
  • Panko

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta as directed
  2. While the pasta is draining, make the cheese sauce as directed using 1/4 cup milk and the butter.
  3. Heat up oven to 350 F
  4. Add the extra cheese and heat until melted.
  5. Add more milk to thin it as necessary.
  6. Stir in vegetables and meat (if your mixing in)
  7. Pour pasta into a 9x9 (ish) baking pan
  8. Pour cheese/vegetable mixture over pasta
  9. Sprinkle panko liberally on top
  10. Bake for 15 minutes
  11. Broil untill panko is browned
  12. Serve

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