Macaroni & Cheese For A Crowd

Macaroni & Cheese For A Crowd

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20 min.
45 min.
12 servings

Entertaining is made easy with this great old-fashioned Macaroni & Cheese For A Crowd recipe. This comfort food brings back favorite childhood memories. Enjoy.....


  • 1 box (16 oz.) dry, small elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 cups (12 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack or hot pepper Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 pinch paprika
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PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish or disposable baking pan.

COMBINE cornstarch, salt and pepper in large saucepan. Stir in evaporated milk, water and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in cheeses until melted. Place macaroni into prepared dish. Pour cheese sauce over macaroni; stir to coat. Sprinkle with paprika.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.

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I fixed this for a group and they just loved it!

- Deborah Cahill from Tavares, FL

Best homemade Mac & Cheese

This is by far the best recipe for Mac & Cheese that I have found.

- Lisa Paluck from Manteca, CA


I made this for thanksgiving to take to my grandmother's house and every one loved it and asked me for the recipe.

- Janelle Harrison from GREENVILLE, NC


I made this dish but omited the cornstarch. It turned out good and there was no leftovers. My 2 children seen to that. Guess that meant they like it. lol

- Chrissie Foote from SUSQUEHANNA, PA

Very Good

I make this for large family parties, thinking the kids would love it! Too my surprise, the adults usually love it more than the kids!! I will definitely make this again.

- MP Hofer from OAK LAWN, IL

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 320
  • Calories from Fat: 180
  • Total Fat: 20g (30% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 12g (60% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 65mg (22% of DV)
  • Sodium: 700mg (29% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 20g (7% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Vitamin A: 10% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 45% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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