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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (16 oz) package elbow macaroni, cooked
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  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  • 2

    In a large heavy saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

  • 3

    Gradually whisk in milk. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • 4

    Add cream cheese, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese; stir.

  • 5

    Add macaroni to cheese mixture; stir. Spoon into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.

  • 6

    Bake for 30 minutes, or until top is lightly browned.

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