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Baked Mac & Cheese Recipe

Baked Mac & Cheese Recipe

"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. YIELD: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)


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Baked Mac & Cheese

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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!"

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."

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."

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"The Best"

Reviewed May. 10, 2011

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

Ashley Nichole
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

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

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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