Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

I have not met a child who doesn't love mac'n cheese and mine is no exception. Most of the time when I ask her what she wants for dinner, her first answer would be mac'n cheese. I too have used the blue box on the days that I was too lazy to cook an original meal, but on the other days when I am in a mood to play good mommy this is the recipe I use. It is not a difficult recipe to make, and tastes far better than the out of the box ones. So if you have a mac'n cheese lover at home, just go for it!

Recipe Source:Food.com
1 /2 lb  macaroni
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
½ teaspoon salt
fresh ground black pepper , to taste
2 cups cheddar cheese , shredded good quality
½ cup breadcrumbs , buttered
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside.In a large saucepan melt butter.
Add flour mixed with salt and pepper, using a whisk to stir until well blended.Pour milk and cream in gradually; stirring constantly. Bring to boiling point and boil 2 minutes (stirring constantly).Reduce heat and cook (stirring constantly) 10 minutes.Add shredded cheddar little by little and simmer an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.Turn off flame.Add macaroni to the saucepan and toss to coat with the cheese sauce.Transfer macaroni to a buttered baking dish.Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.Bake 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.

(You can also freeze this recipe in zip-lock bags for later use - once you have mixed the macaroni along with the cheese sauce allow to cool to room temperature before adding to your freezer - pull it out the night before and allow macaroni and cheese to reach room temperature; then add the macaroni and cheese to a buttered baking dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs and then bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until golden brown on top and bubbling.)


  1. Anything that has cheese in it is my daughter's favorite too..this recipe sounds very yum and looks delicious

  2. Feel like inviting myself to ur place, super tempting dish.

  3. wow delicious recipe,luks yum...

  4. That's inviting and delicious recipe !!!!!

  5. You are absolutely correct yes mac and cheese is definitely an all time favorite with the kids.

  6. Wow...luks superb,perfect macaroni

  7. i love baked pasta..this is a good recipe to try

  8. my kids will love this. looks delicious.

  9. mac n cheese looks delicious dear...will try this version n my son will surely love it :)

  10. yummy yummy yummy dear...looks very tempting !!!!!!


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