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This recipe was part of the Food Fight: Macaroni and Cheese Challenge which ended Feb 29, 2008 04:00 PM.
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Really Easy Mac Recipe

Total Time: 15 min | Active Time: | Makes: depends

As an act of protest against the amazing prevalence of Kraft Mac & Cheese products on my college campus, I threw together my own version, using real ingredients (and nothing in a nuclear orange color). Takes the same amount of time and tastes a million times better. So easy a recipe is really unnecessary!

INGREDIENTS
  • pasta (most shapes work well- I like penne)
  • butter
  • salt
  • romano or parmesean cheese
  • pepper
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Boil water and cook pasta according to instructions (I usually use two handfuls of noodles per person for short pasta)
  2. Drain noodles and toss with butter until butter has melted (doing this in the pah speeds things up)
  3. Grate cheese on top, season to taste with salt and pepper (I like to add red pepper flakes too)
  4. Enjoy real, grown up easy mac.

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