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Farm Fresh Mac & Cheese

It seems every family has their own tried and true macaroni & cheese recipe that has been passed down through generations. The secret to making yours the greatest homemade mac & cheese is using the freshest tasting ingredients — like Smith's. Our yellow containers keep products tasting fresher, longer. And Smith's products can go from our farms to your table in less than 48 hours. To recreate our farm-fresh recipe, cook the macaroni and set it aside in a casserole dish. To make the cheesy sauce, combine the butter, flour, salt and sugar, then gradually stir in Smith's Milk. After it thickens a bit, add American cheese and stir until melted, then add the Smith's Cottage Cheese and Smith's Sour Cream. Pour this over the macaroni and give it a little stir. Sprinkle your Farm Fresh Mac & Cheese with the shredded cheddar. Combine the bread crumbs with a little melted butter, then toss over the cheddar and bake until golden brown. Serve hot and fresh from the oven for comfort food at it's finest!

How to Make

INGREDIENTS

Macaroni:

  • 2-1/2 cups elbow macaroni

Sauce:

Topping:

  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp melted butter or margarine

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Place in a greased 2-1/2-quart casserole dish.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the 4 tbsp butter. Stir in the flour, salt and sugar until smooth.
  3. Gradually stir in the milk.
  4. Bring to a boil, cooking and stirring for 2 minutes, or until thickened.
  5. Reduce heat; stir in American cheese until melted.
  6. Stir in the cottage cheese and sour cream.
  7. Pour sauce over macaroni in casserole dish and stir once or twice.
  8. Sprinkle top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  9. Toss the bread crumbs with the 2 tbsp of melted butter and sprinkle over top.
  10. Bake, uncovered, at 350 F for 30 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.

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