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Mac and Cheese Popcorn Salad

Mac and Cheese Popcorn Salad

  • 4 servings
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Prep Time: 35 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes

A crunchy twist on macaroni salad.


Amount Ingredient
5 cups popped JOLLY TIME® Healthy Pop® 94% Fat Free Microwave Pop Corn
8 ounces elbow macaroni
4 tbsp butter, divided
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp parsley flakes


Preheat oven to 350º F. Butter an 8×8-inch baking pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, mustard, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Whisk in milk and cook, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens; about 10 minutes. Stir in cheese until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Stir macaroni into sauce; pour macaroni mixture into prepared pan. Melt remaining tablespoon of butter and toss with popcorn and parsley flakes. Spread popcorn over macaroni and bake 10 minutes.

Recipe compliments of The Popcorn Board

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