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Last week I posted a recipe for Southwest Chicken Breast. There were quite a few ingredients in the dish, but it was so very good and worth all the chopping! This week I thought I would include a simple side dish. I love receiving recipes for just basic stuff sometimes. Someone in my family almost always orders the macaroni & cheese (me! me! me!) when we go to Luby's. Here it is!
LUBY'S MACARONI & CHEESE
2 cups (8 ounces) dry elbow macaroni
4 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1 1/4 cups boiling water
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded AMERICAN cheese (found at the deli counter)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1. Preheat oven to 350. Cook macaroni 1 to 2 minutes longer than package directions so pasta is soft but not mushy. Drain.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry milk, flour and until smooth and creamy, about 2-3 minutes.
3. Fold in macaroni, 1 more cup of cheese and salt.
4. Transfer to a lightly greased 11 x 7-inch casserole dish and cover with foil. Bake 25-30 minutes or until sauce in center of casserole is thick and creamy.
5. Remove foil and sprinkle remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese evenly over top. Return to oven until cheese melts.