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Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Bring back the taste of days gone by with this ooey-gooey mac-and-cheese classic. A little ground mustard and hot pepper sauce give it just the right spice. —James Backman, Centralia, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (about 12 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Few dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 3-1/2 cups milk
  • 5 cups (20 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

  • 1. Cook macaroni in boiling water until almost tender; drain. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt, mustard, pepper and pepper sauce until smooth. Cook for 1 minute or until bubbly. Stir in the macaroni, milk and 4 cups cheese.
  • 2. Transfer to an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover; sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 249 calories, 15 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 416 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.

Reviews for Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2015

"Great tasting mac & cheese! Nice, simple recipe, which is all you need!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"Ok, but very pedestrian recipe for Mac and Cheese. Try Fontina for half the cheddar. Half and half for the milk. White pepper instead of hot sauce. The ground mustard is a good inclusion."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"I have used sharp cheddar, and cubed velveeta, it was so creamy, and cheesy!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"Really good Mac and cheese. I didn't have hot sauce so I left it out. I even used mild cheddar but I think sharp cheddar would be great too. I added buttered bread crumbs for the topping by mixing firm white bread with melted butter while it baked uncovered. Absolutely delish!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013 Edited Oct. 6, 2013

"This was delicious! I took this to a church event and it was gobbled all up. Thanks for the recipe and I will definitely be making this again!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

"This is my husband and 5 kiddos favorite Mac and cheese. My hubby is not a noodle person but it won him over. He loves it with steaks cooked in the oven with blue cheese, crushed croutons and chives. You won't be disappointed!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

"I take this dish to many potlucks. Everybody loves it! I usually get a request for the recipe. Excellent!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2012

"Use this one all the time. Grandkids just love it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

"Best I have tried. My husband keeps asking me to make it over & over."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"I love this recipe!! It's great for get-togethers! The hot sauce truly makes a difference! Just cut in half to feed 4-5 people its easy!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"This is a very tasty recipe. I did brown some loose sausage beforehand and added with the macaroni and cheese sauce. It added great flavor. My husband loves sausage so I tried it and it did not last in our house!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"This is a very tasty recipe. I did brown some loose sausage beforehand and added with the macaroni and cheese sauce. It added great flavor. My husband loves sausage so I tried it and it"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2009

"cut this recipe in half"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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