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Mom's Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
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Mom's Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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The wonderful homemade goodness of this creamy macaroni and cheese makes it a staple side dish in my mother's kitchen and in mine as well. It has tender noodles and a crowd-pleasing golden crumb topping. -Maria Costello, Monroe, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 309 calories, 20 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 569 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add the cheeses, stirring until cheese is melted. Drain macaroni.
  2. Transfer macaroni to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Pour cheese sauce over macaroni; mix well. Melt the remaining butter; add the bread crumbs. Sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30 minutes or until heated through and topping is golden brown. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mom's Macaroni and Cheese in Taste of Home April/May 1998, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 309 calories, 20 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 569 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

I've been looking for a good mac n cheese recipe for a long time. I'm so glad to have found this one. It's a keeper! I sprinkled more cheese on the top (can one have too much cheese?) and used Panko crumbs. I could eat this once a week!!

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

We LOVE this and generally cut it in half which is more than enough for three people. I cook the sauce in the microwave rather than on the stove top.

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

Great recipe, I add dry mustard to it for a little extra flavor

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

Family favorite!

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

This is a great recipe and my family enjoyed it! I did make a small change based on others ' comments. I added 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 extra cup of cheddar cheese. (I used a mixture of shredded Wisconsin cheddar cheese sold in my local grocery store.)

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