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Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe


After doing some searching I have finally found what I consider to be the best-baked macaroni and cheese recipe out there. I have tried others that were good but were also extremely expensive. This recipe is very simple and only uses 1 type of cheese, which is cheddar. The process for making this is very easy. The noodles are first boiled in a pot, and while the noodles are boiling a cheese sauce is prepared in the pan. The cheese sauce is basically a combination of cheddar cheese, milk, and cream. The noodles and sauce are mixed, placed into a baking dish and topped with buttered breadcrumbs. If you are searching for an excellent mac and cheese recipe, give this one a try!

(Makes 4 Servings)

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Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe


  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

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  • 1 (8 ounces) package elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs (buttered)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Cook macaroni noodles according to package directions and drain. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour, salt, and pepper. Use a whisk to stir until well blended. Pour in the milk and cream stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes while stirring. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes while stirring. Add cheddar, a little at a time and stir in until cheese melts. Remove from heat.
  3.  Add macaroni noodles to the saucepan and toss to coat with the cheese sauce. Transfer macaroni to a buttered baking dish. Sprinkle buttered breadcrumbs over the top of the macaroni. Place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

 

9 comments

  1. Suzanne says:

    AMAZING!!! We tried ours yesterday, we used extra sharp cheddar instead- we weren’t sure how it would turn out, but it was delicious! I also made a small batch where I added bacon to the mixture, and crumbled french fried onions over the top, my husband loves that twist! Thanks for the recipe!!

  2. Megan says:

    LOVEthis recipe bobby! I’ve made it twice and it comes out so cheesey/ creamy and perfect the way Mac and cheese should be :). Only thing I recommend reg cheddar or sharp bc last time I only had mild and the cheese flavor wasn’t as strong. I guess it a preference to but it for us I got te est reviews with reg cheddar :). Thanks so much bobby!

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