Baked Mac & Cheese Recipe
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Baked Mac & Cheese Recipe

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"I have added other ingredients like turkey, broccoli and cauliflower, to make this a full meal. The possibilities are endless!" Denise Hash, Billings, MT
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 428 calories, 20g fat (13g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 602mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein .


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk; stir in the salt, pepper, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and nutmeg. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheeses until melted.
  2. Drain pasta; stir in cheese sauce. Transfer to an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Baked Mac & Cheese in Taste of Home February/March 2010, p70

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OrchardHeightsChef 211536
Reviewed May. 28, 2014

"Didn't love it. Maybe I needed to cook the sauce a little longer before combining the sauce with the noodles, but it was grainy and runny. I've made that sauce before as a gravy many a times, and it's never tasted grainy. Maybe it was the cheddar cheese? Who knows? But I'll keep looking for that Homemade Mac n' Cheese recipe that I remembered eating as a kid!"

shecooksalot 171386
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"A good little mac & cheese recipe that lends itself to lots of variations. Really easy to mix up and great flavor."

Inkasi888 109939
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"It was okay. The flavor was kind of flat and leftovers were pretty sticky. I may make a variation of this to add more flavor."

Rberven 175463
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"The Best"

dschultz01 211535
Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"Had a good texture and taste. Simple to make. Will definitely made this again."

Ashley Nichole 171072
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"I added some ham and topped it with bread crumbs and it turned out great!!! The kids love it!"

teresamullin 171071
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"I really liked this recipe. It is the fourth different mac n cheese recipe I have tried and this one is my favorite. I add 1 lb. of pasta and almost double the seasonings. I have also made it with more shredded cheese. I tried making the night before and re-heating, not so good. Best to make and serve immediately. To reheat leftovers, I add a little milk to it then heat in microwave."

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