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macaroni and cheese
crystal
08/08/12
hi maybe u can help me i was just wondering i am making macaroni and cheese and i need two trays how many boxes of macaroni will i need per tray?? i am also making zatarain's jambalaya rice and i will also need two trays so how many boxes will i need per tray?? thank u sooo much... crystal :)
ellen
08/08/12
Crystal, all the packaged food material tells how much the box makes- 6 1 cup servings is 6 cups- I don't know how big your trays are, they come in different depths, hold 7 to 24 quarts...

1 pound mac plus 1 quart sauce fills a 9x13 pan and serves about 10.

I need the whole menu to do a mixed estimate.

crystal
08/08/12
both trays are giant oval rack roaster...
16in.x131/8in.x31/8in.
crystal
08/08/12
1/4

cup butter or margarine, divided

1/4

cup flour

1

cup milk

1/2

lb. (8 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

2

cups elbow macaroni, cooked

1/2

cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese

6

RITZ Crackers, crushed (about 1/4 cup)

ellen
08/09/12
4 pounds of pasta per pan, your recipe is for 1/2 pound.
crystal
08/09/12
thanx alot! :)
Diana
09/12/12
We are doing a back to school theme with our senior adults and the menu is mac and cheese, chicken fingers, salad and dessert (like a school cafeteria). I am making the mac and cheese. I want it to be moist (not dry)and cheesy. I need a recipe including the correct size pans to feed 60. Any help/advice you can give me will be much appreciated.
ellen
09/13/12
Diana, here are the basic proportions:

1 pound of pasta plus 1 pound of cheeses, plus 5 cups of sauce per 10-12 older people (8 younger).

Add-ins to taste.

You make your basic cream sauce, stir in the cheese, mix with the pasta.

I would make 6 pounds of pasta, not counting the servers/staff.

Sharlet
04/27/14
Hi Ellen. I'm making mac and cheese for 200. Using a basic recipe of 1lb macaroni, 1/2c flour and butter, 5cups of milk and 4 c of cheese. I'm using 1/2 size aluminum pans sized 10 3/8 x 12 7/8 x 2 1/2 deep. How many recipes fill this pan and how many pans will I need? Also, can I prepare in the morning and bake closer to the time of the party. Thanks for your advice.
ellen
04/28/14
These 1/2 pans hold about 2 pounds dry pasta.

Yes you can do in am and cook later, but you need to refrigerate in between. See this info on mac and cheese-

www.ellenskitchen.com/bigpots/macche25.html

www.ellenskitchen.com/bigpots/classicmac.html

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