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Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese


"This is a classic recipe for macaroni and cheese. The kids will love this!"
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1 h 5 m servings 401 cals
Original recipe yields 7 servings (6 to 8 servings)


  • Calories:
  • 401 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 23.3 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 18.5 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 450 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Prepare the elbow macaroni according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Stir in the flour until a cream colored paste forms. Then pour in the milk and stir constantly until this comes to a hard boil, then stir for 1 more minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. When the macaroni is cooked, spread 1/2 of it into the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking dish. Then layer 1/2 of the grated onion, 1/2 of the salt and pepper and 1/2 of each of the cheeses. Repeat this one more time: macaroni, onion, salt and pepper and cheeses, and then pour the reserved white sauce over all. Top off with small pats of butter to taste.
  5. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Awesome!!! Just like Mom used to make!!! I have never rated a recipe before but one thing I noticed with the reviews...if you are going to rate the recipe make it the way it is written. One of t...

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This was not to my liking. I decided to change the recipe, used same amounts of everything but the cheese. I did 2 cups of cheese (1 cup pepperjack, 1 cup cheddar) mixed into the sauce and the...

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Awesome!!! Just like Mom used to make!!! I have never rated a recipe before but one thing I noticed with the reviews...if you are going to rate the recipe make it the way it is written. One of t...

This was an excellent dish. I made it exactly as written and we loved it!

So Good! Among my friends, I'm known for my mac and cheese, but using this recipe, I really blew their socks off. The addition of the onion really added flavor. The only thing I did differently ...

I have made this twice in the past week! Very good and don't leave out the Swiss cheese even if you think you don't like Swiss. I'm still in shock about a reviewer who took away stars because of...

I LOVE THIS MAC & CHEESE and so did everyone else who had it, even the kids. I only tweaked it a little - I cut down on the onion to taste. I used 1/2 cream and 1/2 milk and for my 3 cheeses, ...

I make this for every family gathering, only because they ask for it and it has to be the best mac and cheese I have ever made. The only thing different that I do, is omit the swiss cheese and a...

I and millions of other people have been using Velveta for many years. Thank you for sharing your recipe JAYDE. This is exactly how I have made mac and cheese for a long time. With the excepti...

I was looking for an easy but knock your socks off Mac and Cheese for Christmas dinner. This was definitely it!!!!! The only thing I did different than in the recipe is I added the cheese to th...

Oh, YES! This recipe turned out so-o-o-o creamy and cheesy. I doubled the recipe so we could have leftovers and my family is really glad I did. I highly recommend!