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Mom's Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe
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Mom’s Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese
This creamy baked comfort food classic has two kinds of cheese. See more
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Mom's Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese

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"This is a macaroni and cheese I first made 3 years ago when I was in California. When I got back to Texas I made it for my mom. This is now her favorite baked macaroni and cheese. She begs me to make it when I come to visit."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 5 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion for 2 minutes. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk, salt, mustard and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  4. To the milk mixture add the Cheddar and American cheeses; stir until cheese melts. Combine macaroni and cheese sauce in a 2 quart baking dish; mix well.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 25, 2003

We made this for Christmas Eve dinner and it was really a hit. Definitely the best home-made mac & cheese I've ever tasted. Can't wait for an excuse to make it again. The sauce turned out incredibly well and it baked beautifully. The only thing I would change next time is to cover it for the first half of the cooking, as it got a little dry -- nothing major. The only adjustment we made was to the types of cheeses. We made it with 8 oz white cheddar, 8 oz sharp yellow cheddar, and about 4 oz of mozzerella for smoothness. This blend of cheeses really had a nice bite to it. Will definitely be making this again.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 18, 2004

This recipe is ok. Its a good starter recipe. I might make it again but next time will leave the onion out. With the onion left it, all it tasted like was onions and I made the recipe as stated. Onion should never be in Mac and Cheese, to bad I learned the hard way...

 
Jul 24, 2003

I feel priveledged to be the first to rate this recipe!! I truly loved it, and I am a mac and cheese connoisseur. VERY IMPRESSED! To use Velveeta AND sharp cheddar, made for a perfect combination!

 
Nov 24, 2005

This is the best recipe for Mac&Cheese! It's easy, it doesn't take a long time to prepare and it's cheap! I love it because the taste is so authentic! It's better than my mom's Mac&Cheese! (Sorry!) And you can add/vary the recipe. For example, I didn't use the onions,and I added 1/2 cup of Colby cheese along with the Sharp Cheddar(NY) and American Cheeses, then put bread crumbs on top when I baked it. It was (is) delicious! Enjoy! :)

 
Nov 30, 2010

This is a great recipe for creamy baked mac and cheese. I had a 16 oz package of elbow macaroni, so to double the sauce, I used the same amount of flour but doubled the butter and added about 3/4 more cheese. I didn't bother slicing the American cheese into strips, just chunked it into the saucepan to melt. I also didn't use sharp cheddar since I'm pregnant and find sharp cheddar too greasy lately, but a shredded mild cheddar / monterey Jack mix did the trick. The finished product was a cheesy macaroni with a thick, creamy sauce. Although I didn't try it, I'm sure this recipe would be great with a bread crumb topping. Will make again. Thanks for the recipe! :)

 
Oct 12, 2006

Ok, I made this for a group of 32, including myself. I had my doubts about it while making it, but I've got to tell you, the finished product wowed everyone, including myself. Next I'm going to add ham to it, as well as a bread crumb top. I gave it four stars and will certainly be making it in the future.

 
Jul 24, 2003

This recipe is absolutely delicious and is quite easy to make. It was just as wonderful 2 days later when I reheated it in the microwave then stirred in a small amount of milk. The only bad review of this recipe mentioned tomatoes, so I am guessing that she gave a bad rating to the wrong recipe. If you're looking for a tasty but easy mac and cheese recipe you must give this one a try!

 
Apr 27, 2009

i made this on easter and everyone complimented me on it! it is perfect baked mac and cheese - not as creamy as the stovetop kind but it's not supposed to be. it had a mild flavor that i really liked, and it wasn't dry at all. excellent!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 561 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 33.3 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 1194 mg
  • 48%

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

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