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Mom's Macaroni and Cheese

"The wonderful homemade goodness of this creamy macaroni and cheese makes it a staple side dish in my mother's kitchen and in mine as well. It has tender noodles and a crowd-pleasing golden crumb topping. -Maria Costello, Monroe, North Carolina"
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Ingredients

1 h servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. 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.
  2. 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 degrees F for 30 minutes or until heated through and topping is golden brown.

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This is the best recipe I have found yet. I did take some of the readers advice and modified it a bit. I changed up'd some of the quantities to 2 c of noodles, 2 c of shredded cheddar, 1 t of s...

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OK, after reading 10 top rated recipes for mac n cheese I have found the perfect one, and it is the adaption by Nicole. I am an expert cook, and identified some of the problems folks are having...

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OK, after reading 10 top rated recipes for mac n cheese I have found the perfect one, and it is the adaption by Nicole. I am an expert cook, and identified some of the problems folks are having...

This is the best recipe I have found yet. I did take some of the readers advice and modified it a bit. I changed up'd some of the quantities to 2 c of noodles, 2 c of shredded cheddar, 1 t of s...

A little drier and stickier than I would like, but that's such a subjective thing and so easy to "fix." I like macaroni and cheese to be really cheesey and really gooshy, so next time I think I'...

My family loved this mac and cheese recipe. I used 2 cups Sharp Cheddar and 1 cup Asiago. I have made this according to the recipe, both are delicious, but I think the addition of the Asiago wit...

My family loves this! I have a very picky 6 yr. old who absolutely refuses to eat the "traditional" mac n cheese (using just some of the sharper cheeses)- and believe me... I have tried several ...

My husband really enjoyed this. I liked it, but felt like it was missing something. If I make this recipe again, I will add more cheese for sure. Otherwise, it was a good recipe, and convenient ...

I took the advice of another reviewer and used a 4 cheese blend-we don't like processed cheese-have made it 3 times, and every time is a hit.

I'm not a big fan of mac & cheese so I can't believe I'm giving this 5 stars. It's yummy & my family really enjoyed it. I'm having the leftovers for breakfast! I added an extra 1/3 cup shr...

I think this used to be called 'Down Home Macaroni and Cheese' on this site. At any rate, we love it! I made it for my husband for Fathers Day....he loves this stuff! I double the topping. Y...