I've been using this mac & cheese recipe for years. Doesnt even reuitre you to pre-cook the mac . Takes a bit longer but hey we all like food that takes awhile. Only 1 dirty dish and it's delicious. Basic recipe: 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni 1 stick butter 12 ounces yellow cheddar cheese 4 Ozs. mozzarella cheese 5 cups milk salt and pepper to taste Pre heat oven 350, Layer macaroni, butter, and cheese in the order given in a 9-by-13 dish. Pour milk over the top layer. Bake 1 hr. do not cover. To prevent this dish from becoming too brown and crusty, cover with foil for the last 15 min. of baking. Additions: I have experimented with other cheeses, provolone, co-jack, pepper jack, parm. All good. I've also added some pre-cooked chicken in at the last 15-20 minutes. I'm tinking some smoked chicken next time. Could be good. On the cheese substitutions just remember the total cheese amount needs to be 16 ounces.