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Parmesan Mac & Cheese

Creamy, cheesy, delicious, and affordable... this simple yet tasty recipe is sure to please any crowd, including even the pickiest eaters! You can whip this meal up in just thirty minutes, and it only costs a few dollars to make with ingredients from Dollar Tree. Follow these easy steps to make a tasty dinner that's sure to be a new family favorite that won't break the budget.

Shop at Dollar Tree – Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • One Pound of Macaroni Pasta
  • Cooking Pot
  • Measuring Cup
  • Sauce Pan
  • Whisk
  • 9x13" Baking Dish
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ Cup Bread Crumbs (optional)

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil, then add in macaroni, and cook until al dente.
  3. Drain the pasta from the water and set it aside.
  4. Melt the butter on medium heat in a sauce pan (see image #1), and whisk together with the flour (see image #2). Slowly add and whisk the milk into the mixture.
  5. Once the butter, flour, and milk are added, stir in the cheddar and parmesan cheeses (see image #3).
  6. Let the cheeses melt together, then fold in the pasta.
  7. Place the pasta and cheese mixture into a 9x13" baking dish.
  8. Optional: sprinkle the top with a layer of breadcrumbs for a crunchy texture (see image #4).
  9. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes until golden brown and bubbly. Serve immediately and enjoy!