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                       MACARONI AND CHEESE CASSEROLE
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Cheese/eggs
                 Casseroles                       Microwave
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       T            Butter or margarine
    3 1/2   T            Flour
      3/4   t            Salt
      1/4   t            Pepper
    2       t            Dry mustard
    3       c            Milk
      1/2   lb           Sharp Cheddar cheese,
                         -shredded
    8       oz           Elbow macaroni, cooked and
                         -drained
   12       oz           Can luncheon meat, cut into
                         -1/4 inch strips
    3       T            Melted butter or margarine
      1/2   c            Seasond fine dry bread crumb
 
   1. In a deep, 2 1/2-quart, heat-resistant, non-metallic casserole melt
   butter
   or margarine in Microwave Oven 30 seconds.
   2. Blend in flour, salt, pepper and dry mustard stirring until smooth.
   3. Gradually stir in milk until smooth.
   4. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 10 minutes or until thick- ened and
   smooth. Stir frequently during last half of cooking time.
   5. Add shredded cheese and stir until melted.
   6. Add cooked macaroni and luncheon meat. Stir until well blended.
   7. In a small, heat-resistant, non-metallic bowl combine melted butter or
   margarine and bread crumbs and heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 3 minutes
   or until bread crumbs are lightly browned.
   8. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over macaroni mixture.
   9. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 5 minutes or until heated through.
   Variation: 2 1/2 cups of ham, tongue, turkey, other leftover meat or other
   luncheon meat may be substituted for the canned luncheon-meat.
  
 
 
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