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Yields6 Servings

 ½ cube butter
 ¼ cup flour
 2 cups milk
 8 oz cream cheese
 2 cups shredded cheddar and/or pepperjack cheese (or favorite cheese)
 1 package favorite macaroni
 Salt and pepper to taste
Topping
 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
 1 tbsp butter

1

Melt butter in medium saucepan and gradually whisk in flour.

2

In another pan warm the milk and add to the flour/butter mixture and heat until thick, stirring occasionally. (You are creating a white sauce)

3

In another pan cook the macaroni until al dente, drain and set aside in large mixing bowl.

4

Add the cream cheese to the warm white sauce and stir until smooth, then add the
shredded cheese and continue to stir until blended and smooth.

5

Add cheese sauce to the cooked noodles and mix until fully incorporated.

6

Take remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and melt in pan. Add panko crumbs to the butter and coat. Place buttered crumbs on a cookie sheet and carefully under the broiler toast until golden brown.

7

In a large baking dish (Sprayed lightly with cooking oil) add the macaroni mixture and sprinkle the top with toasted panko crumbs. Place in oven and cook at 350 de- grees for 30 minutes.

8

Some other ideas are adding green chilies, chives, pimentos, sundried tomatoes, shredded chicken, tuna, corn, chopped jalapenos or hot dogs.

9

*You can also substitute crumbled potato chips as a crunchy topping.

Ingredients

 ½ cube butter
 ¼ cup flour
 2 cups milk
 8 oz cream cheese
 2 cups shredded cheddar and/or pepperjack cheese (or favorite cheese)
 1 package favorite macaroni
 Salt and pepper to taste
Topping
 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
 1 tbsp butter

Directions

1

Melt butter in medium saucepan and gradually whisk in flour.

2

In another pan warm the milk and add to the flour/butter mixture and heat until thick, stirring occasionally. (You are creating a white sauce)

3

In another pan cook the macaroni until al dente, drain and set aside in large mixing bowl.

4

Add the cream cheese to the warm white sauce and stir until smooth, then add the
shredded cheese and continue to stir until blended and smooth.

5

Add cheese sauce to the cooked noodles and mix until fully incorporated.

6

Take remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and melt in pan. Add panko crumbs to the butter and coat. Place buttered crumbs on a cookie sheet and carefully under the broiler toast until golden brown.

7

In a large baking dish (Sprayed lightly with cooking oil) add the macaroni mixture and sprinkle the top with toasted panko crumbs. Place in oven and cook at 350 de- grees for 30 minutes.

8

Some other ideas are adding green chilies, chives, pimentos, sundried tomatoes, shredded chicken, tuna, corn, chopped jalapenos or hot dogs.

9

*You can also substitute crumbled potato chips as a crunchy topping.

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