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!

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(Makes 4 Servings)

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Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 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)


  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 thoughts on “Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe”

  1. 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. 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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