Mom’s Macaroni and Cheese
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
- 1-1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
- 5 tablespoons butter, divided
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1-1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
- 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
- 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.
- 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.
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Nutrition Facts1 serving: 309 calories, 20g fat (13g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 569mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.
Oct 10, 2019
This is an excellent basic recipe for Mac and cheese. I made it yesterday with only a couple of changes, a couple extra tablespoon of macaroni to finish the box, and some extra cheese to finish off the piece that I was grating. It was delicious! I will use this as my go-to recipe. It will be easy to customize, leftover ham would be a nice addition.
Sep 21, 2019
This is my go to mac and cheese recipe, with a change, I've never bought Velveeta cheese. I use a variety of cheeses, Cheddar, Gouda, Gruyere. Never processed though. Delicious!
Sep 21, 2019
Add sour cream
Sep 20, 2019
First time making "home made" mac
Mar 14, 2019
I've made this recipe for years....my go to for mac and cheese. I add a bit more Velveeta, but no other changes.
Dec 7, 2018
I make a couple of large batches for church potlucks, it's always the first dish emptied. The family all love it too. You can't go wrong with this recipe if you want a creamy Mac and cheese!
Nov 21, 2018
One of my best dish, good article and your explanations are given me a clear ideas ho to make it.
Nov 5, 2018
To All, You're Invited! Just as I have been to crawl up into this delish dish. This scrumptious, moist, creamy hootenanny will have you buttered up like a weak-willed child. Come one, come all, to a feast that will make you feel as though you are the cheesy fetus to this preggers mama mac and cheese. Although mother-like, this dish will have you saying "daddy". Five stars!! Sincerely , Dr. Kevin R. Monopoly
May 8, 2018
This recipe is simple to make and delicious. My hubby asked me to use large elbow macaroni the second time I made it so I did. Been making it that way ever since. The cheese sauce just gets in the macaroni better that way according to my kitchen critics!
May 28, 2017
My first time making mac & cheese from a scratch. Very easy & everyone. Liked it. A keeper.I also used 4 oz. Of Velveeta.