Horn & Hardart's Macaroni & Cheese

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"Horn & Hardart was a Philadephia and New York restaurant chain that also had stores specializing in take-out. With the TV and radio advertising motto "Less work for mother," they actually pioneered the concept of prepared foods to eat at home. The restaurants were called Automats because, besides a cafeteria line, they featured food behind tiny glass windows that was accessed by putting a few nickels in the slots. The last Automat -- on Third Ave. and 42nd St. -- closed only about 10 years ago. arthurschwartz"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (151.5 g)
  • Calories 308.9
  • Total Fat - 12.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 36.5 mg
  • Sodium - 310.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 35.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 3.7 g
  • Protein - 15.9 g
  • Calcium - 354 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat, blend in flour and cook about 2 minutes.

Step 2

Beat in the milk, then the cream and cook over medium heat stirring constantly until the mixture comes to the boil and thickens.

Step 3

Remove from heat. Stir in the cheese until melted, then the crushed tomatoes, sugar and spices.

Step 4

Stir in the barely cooked macaroni.

Step 5

Pour into a shallow, buttered baking dish and bake in a preheated 400-degree oven until the surface browns, 25 to 30 minutes.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


We enjoyed this mac n' cheese - milk was 1% but used regular half and half -- very good. Thanks for sharing!


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(9 Jun 2019)

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