How To Make Baked Cheesy Macaroni You Will Love

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Most people know how to make baked cheesy macaroni, at least from a box. This is my daughter, Allison’s recipe that is the best I have ever tasted. My daughters grew up on mac and cheese with green beans that we grew and canned. We would add our home canned peaches or pears to that meal. One thing about macaroni is that it typically lasts about 10-15 years in #10 cans.

The packaged ones have a shorter shelf life. Be sure and check the manufacturer’s expiration dates.

How To Make Baked Cheesy Macaroni

How To Make Baked Cheesy Macaroni
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 2-1/12 cups sharp cheddar cheese grated (reserve 1/2 cup for the top of the casserole)
  • 1/2 pound Velveeta cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 pound of elbow macaroni cooked al dente
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs optional
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan melt the butter and stir in the flour, salt, mustard, and pepper. Add the milk little by little and stir constantly until thick. Slowly add the cheeses until they melt. Pour the cooked pasta into the cheese sauce and scoop into a greased casserole dish. Sprinkle the remaining grated cheese on top of the casserole followed by the breadcrumbs.

  2. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until the cheese bubbles around the edges.
  3. This recipe is perfect to take in a thermal cooker (after baking) to a family reunion. It will stay hot for several hours.  Be sure and have the recipe ready to hand out to the family. I promise everyone loves homemade mac and cheese.

How To Make Mac And Cheese For Kids

How To Make Mac And Cheese For Kids
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 4 cups mild cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 pound of elbow macaroni cooked and drained
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan melt the butter and stir in the flour, salt, and pepper. Add the milk little by little and stir constantly until thick. Slowly add the cheese until it melts. Pour the cooked pasta into the cheese sauce and serve immediately.
  2. Are your kids or grandkids like mine when it comes to mac and cheese, they love it! I think they would have it every night if we cooked it for them. Mac and cheese were a staple in my family when the kids were little. When you find a meal the kids love, that's what you make.

Thanks to the Dairy Farmers of America: Dairy Farmers of America.

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2 thoughts on “How To Make Baked Cheesy Macaroni You Will Love

  • July 3, 2015 at 8:09 am
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    Whenever I make broccoli with cheese sauce I make extra sauce to use for mac and cheese the next day or for individual freezer packets. I add a bit of extra cheddar on top when reheating the freezer meals.

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    • July 3, 2015 at 9:44 am
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      Hi Alice, thats a great idea! I love broccoli with cheese sauce too! Yummy! Linda

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