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Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
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Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
A buttery cracker topping and rich cheese sauce make it a family favorite. See more
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Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

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"This recipe was given to me by my friend Katie. It's a longtime favorite in her family."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    1 hr 15 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the macaroni, and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Combine 1/4 cup butter, flour, milk, salt, and Cheddar cheese in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until the cheese is melted and the mixture thickens, 7 to 10 minutes. Add the macaroni and stir to coat. Pour the mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Mix the 1/4 cup melted butter and crushed crackers together in a bowl; scatter the cracker mixture evenly over the macaroni mixture.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown on top, about 45 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 21, 2009

This was really good! I think the second reviewer was confused by the third step. Don't add everything together all at once; instead cook the butter and flour into a roux, then add the milk, then the cheese, slowly. I also added about a half teaspoon each of paprika and dry mustard, and mixed more grated cheese into the ritz crumbles. Yum!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 21, 2009

This recipe was pretty good. Instead of throwing all ingredients together as the recipe indicates, I made a Roux with flour butter and milk, when that thickened I added shredded cheddar, and let that melt. Once thickened, I poured the sauce over cooked macaroni in a casserole dish. I topped it with seasoned breadcrumbs instead of crackers, and grated parmesan cheese before baking. Everyone enjoyed it. For more flavor, I will incorporate different cheeses next time, and maybe a spot of garlic to warm the flavor. Word to the wise..( this re cipe is not easy on the disgestive system ) But nonetheless it was creamy and yummy.

 
Jun 03, 2009

ok me and my fiance loooove macaroni and cheese. we have tried tons of macaroni and cheese recipes.. but this by farrrrr was our favorite! DELICIOUS! well it also helps that extra sharp cheddar is our favorite cheese and we always have a brick of it in our fridge. EXCELLENT! nice and creamy and the topping was amazing! i used the other reviewers advice and added parmesian to the topping and i also used garlic croutons instead of ritz crackers. THE BEST!

 
Aug 17, 2009

I don't normally try a recipe off this site unless it gets at least 4 1/2 stars from 100 people or more, but I was looking for a recipe that called for simple ingredients that I already had, and this one fit the bill. So I gave it a try, and it was really very good. The only change I made was that I didn't add the cracker crumb topping. I sprinkled extra cheese on top before baking. Everyone in my family loved it, and it was even better the next day! * I will add that the butter/flour/milk/cheese mixture never did thicken on top of the stove, but it firmed up nicely while baking.

 
Sep 01, 2009

I used bread crumbs instead of crackers and poured the melted butter on top of it, it was great. The family enjoyed it

 
Nov 30, 2010

Yummmmmmy!! Thank you for sharing this recipe I don't think I will ever be able to go back to a box. lol

 
May 12, 2009

Excellent recipe. It was so good, I shared it with the neighbors, they thought it was so good, they want me to copy the recipe for them

 
Nov 18, 2010

This was quite good, I did use 3 differnt types of cheese, cheddar, extra sharp and mozzerella, I also used pepper and did not do the cracker topping.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 810 kcal
  • 41%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57.3 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 133 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 49.9 g
  • 77%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 32.4 g
  • 65%
  • Sodium
  • 1012 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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