Loving Luby's...Macaroni & Cheese

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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!


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.