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Stouffer's Macaroni & Cheese copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Stouffer's Macaroni & Cheese


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What is it about Stouffer's Macaroni & Cheese that makes it the number one choice for true mac & cheese maniacs? It's probably the simple recipe that includes wholesome ingredients like skim milk and real Cheddar cheese, without any preservatives or unpronounceable chemicals. This basic formula is great for kitchen cloners who want an easy fix that doesn't require much shopping. I found the Stouffer's mac and cheese recipe to work best as an exact duplicate of the actual product: a frozen dish that you heat up later in the oven. This way you'll get slightly browned macaroni & cheese that looks like it posed for the nicely lit photo on the Stouffer's box. Since you'll only need about 3/4 cup of uncooked elbow macaroni for each recipe, you can make several 4-person servings with just one 16-ounce box of macaroni, and then keep them all in the freezer until the days when your troops have their mac & cheese attacks. Be sure to use freshly shredded Cheddar cheese here, since it melts much better than pre-shredded cheese (and it's cheaper). Use a whisk to stir the sauce often as it thickens, so that you get a smooth—not lumpy or grainy—finished product. 

If you're still hungry, check out my copycat recipes for famous entrées here. 

Source: Top Secret Recipes Unlocked by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 1 cup skim (non-fat) milk
  • 5 teaspoons all-purpose flour
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Pat Lawrence
Jun 1, 2013, 22:00

I love Stouffer's Mac & Cheese, but I hated spending over two bucks for a frozen meal. I tried this recipe and I loved it. Sorry Stouffer's. This recipe is very easy to make and cheaper in the long run. I have been looking for a good mac & cheese recipe...this is it!

Andree - Port Alberni B.C., Canada
Aug 23, 2012, 22:00

It would be hard to tell this from the original product. I would have this again and again. Thank Todd!

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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