Classic Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe -
Classic Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Classic Baked Mac and Cheese

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"This homemade macaroni and cheese is full of the creamy goodness and comforting flavor of Cheddar and mozzarella cheese."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    45 mins


  1. Cook macaroni as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in flour and mustard; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk, cooking and stirring after each addition until slightly thickened. Simmer on low heat 5 to 7 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add 3 cups cheese; stir until melted.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Drain macaroni. Add to cheese sauce; toss to coat. Spoon into 2.5-L casserole dish; top with remaining cheese.
  3. BAKE 20 min. or until heated through.
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  • Note: Cool any leftovers, then refrigerate up to 3 days. When ready to serve, reheat in microwave until heated through, stirring halfway through the heating time.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving (1 cup (250 mL)) : 430 calories, 16g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate, 2g dietary fibre, 7g sugars, 18g protein, 8%DV vitamin A, 2%DV vitamin C, 40%DV calcium, 20%DV iron.
  • Recipe nutrition information prepared by Food to Facts for KRAFT Canada Inc.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2012

I gave this 4 stars because I didn't really like it, but my boyfriend loved it. A little too creamy for my taste and I wanted the crunchy top I expect from a baked mac and cheese. I'll probably make it again because my boyfriend was such a fan, but not my favorite

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 25, 2012

Made this with baby back ribs and there was not much taste to it. I am not sure what was missing but it needed something.


7 Ratings

Feb 28, 2012

This was a great side dish to honey mustard chicken breasts and collard greens. I even substituted with whole grain pasta and it tasted wonderful.

Oct 21, 2012

This was alright but it really didn't have any taste. I followed the recipe exactly and it also made way more than 8 servings.

Sep 29, 2012

This turned out great for me, with a few changes. I omitted the red onion and substituted the olive oil for bacon grease. I added chopped bacon to the sauce, and topped with bacon chunks and bread crumbs as well. While this did not make it healthier, it really amped up the flavor. I also added Goya all seasoning (a sprinkle or two) to the sauce while it was thickening. Overall, this was a great base for baked mac and cheese.

Nov 10, 2013

Seemed like to much noodles, so thefore a bit dry. The flavor of the sauce was really good. Next time i will cut to 3-1/2 C of elbow macaaroni and I think it will be just right.

Jul 24, 2013

Best mac and cheese ever! I love the flavor the mustard adds. I follow the recipe exactly and add 2 or three teaspoons of cayenne pepper.We like most things with a kick.


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