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whats your fave mac and cheese recipe

I am looking to see what everyone's fave mac and cheese is.. I have done Martha's, and some other food tv stars. I need it for 10-12 people.

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  1. This is my new favorite:

    http://smittenkitchen.com/2006/10/che...

    I LOVE that it's baked and gets all toasty, and that you don't have to boil the pasta!

    I also like the Cook's Illustrated adaptation of John Thorne's recipe. Alton Brown's recipe is the same idea. (These are egg and evaporated milk based.) This was my old standby. It's still great, I just like the novelty of the baked version.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al...

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    1. re: butterfat

      The CI recipe mentioned above is definitely the one to make. It's fabulous and easy, and stays creamy, with lots of sauce.

    2. Another vote for Martha Stewart's mac and cheese.

      1. We're big fans of the Cook's Illustrated stovetop recipe.

        1. Ahh....Spicy Macaroni & Cheese from a 1991 issue of Gourmet.

          http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

          1. TJ's GF pasta with hummus instead of cheese!

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            1. re: lgss

              My long time favorite is the NY Times recipe from about a year ago or so that involves cottage cheese and milk in a blender poured over uncooked pasta and cheddar and baked. It's delicious and doesn't feel so terrible for you. I'm sure you could find a recipe if you search the Times online.