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The Main Dish
Macaroni and cheese isn't just for kids and college students nor does it always need to come from a box.  With a little extra prep work you can make a delicious macaroni and cheese for grownup taste buds.  

Unfortunately, with a dish that has cheese in the title, it's hard to find a healthy alternative.  Therefore, I'm putting this one in the indulgence category, but it will be worth every bite.

Macaroni and Cheese
Total Time: 40 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

What you'll need
1 1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1 egg
6 ounces low-fat evaporated milk (about 1/2 can)
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup seasoned croutons, crushed
paprika
salt and pepper

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
3. In a large bowl, mix together egg, evaporated milk, cooled melted butter, salt and pepper. 
4. Stir in cheese and cooked pasta. 
5. Spray a small baking pan or 2 oven safe 14-ounce bowls with nonstick spray.  Add the pasta mixture. 
6. Put croutons in a Ziploc bag and crush with your hands or a potato masher.
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7. Sprinkle the top of the dish with crushed croutons.  Dust with paprika.
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8.  Bake until the cheese is golden and bubbly, about 30 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!
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Comments

Yum! This looks delish, thanks for the recipe! :)

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Susan
08/20/2012 08:45

Very good next time will add a little more cheese and a little milk to make creamier but supe tasty!

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